HC Deb 05 July 1905 vol 148 c1115

To ask the Postmaster-General whether complaints have reached him from printers and publishers in this country of the disadvantage the postage to Canada from the United Kingdom on printed matter, including newspapers and magazines, which is ½d. for two ounces as against one cent, for sixteen ounces from the United States charged to the publishers, and one cent, for each four ounces if mailed by others than the publishers or newsagents, inflicts upon them in competition with American printers and publishers; and whether, as the United States domestic rates for postage apply to Canada, Mexico, and Cuba, he will favourably consider the adoption of corresponding rates between the United Kingdom and Canada.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Representations on this subject have reached me from time to time; and the reasons for not adopting the course desired by the hon. Member were not long ago explained by me fully to a deputation including Members of this House. I shall be pleased to furnish the hon. Member with a report of the remarks I then made.