HC Deb 01 July 1904 vol 137 c319
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that in small districts where sub-postmasters earn on an average about £7 a year they are compelled to provide at their own expense scales and weights for use in weighing letters, while spring balances are supplied by the Post Office for weighing parcels, he will order that weights and scales shall also be provided in such sub-post offices free by the Department.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) It was formerly the rule to require sub-Post-masters at offices of the class mentioned to provide weights and scales for weighing letters; but for many years it has been the practice for the Department to supply these articles when the cireumstances appeared to justify such a course.