HC Deb 17 April 1902 vol 106 cc542-3

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, in view of the additional stamp on cheques, he will give further facilities for the convenient transmission of small sums by means of postal notes, by reducing the commission payable on sums of. £1 and under, and by issuing books of postal orders, with counterfoils attached, so as to enable a record to be kept by those who have to send large numbers of small remittances.


The Postmaster General does not consider it necessary to reduce the commissions payable upon postal orders, as the present rates appear to him to be reasonable. The question of supplying books of postal orders with counterfoils attached has received attention on many occasions; but the Postmaster General sees no reason to think that there would be such a demand on the part of the public for this convenience as would justify him in adopting the proposal.