§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, considering that for the smallest excess over 11 lbs. in weight the Post Office officials are entitled to refuse to take in a parcel, he will recommend an increase in the maximum weight of parcels from eleven to fourteen pounds, at the same rate as at present in force.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlots, Poplar
The question of increasing the maximum weight allowed for a parcel has been considered on more than one occasion, but there are many difficulties in the way, and I regret that I cannot comply with the hon. Member's wishes in the matter.