HC Deb 22 May 1905 vol 146 c978

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in country districts where there is no bank tenants who have purchased their holdings are compelled to pay poundage rates on the postal orders by which payment of their purchase instalments are made; and whether he will take steps to relieve them of this impost.


When a tenant purchaser remits the instalment of his purchase money by means of a money order, of course he pays the usual Post Office charges, which range from 2d. for £1 up to 6d. for a £20 order. The latter Question is one for the postal authorities.