HC Deb 27 March 1906 vol 154 cc1068-9
MR. THEODORE TAYLOR (Lancashire, Radcliffe)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General have the postal authorities of Switzerland expressed themselves willing to discuss the lowering of parcel postal races, and an increase in the weight of ordinary postal letters passing between the United Kingdom and Switzerland; and will he instruct the British delegates attending the forthcoming Universal Postal Congress in Rome, favourably to view and help forward concessions so beneficial to the interests of both countries.


The Swiss Post Office has proposed a reduction of the rates of postage on parcels passing between this country and Switzerland; but it has not hitherto been practicable to meet its wishes. The Anglo-Swiss parcel post is carried on under a special agreement which will not be discussed at the Rome Congress. Certain proposals for reducing the letter rate will be discussed at the Congress, and the British Delegates will give all these matters their attention.


was understood to ask if it were permissible for the British Government to come to an arrangement with the Swiss Government.


replied that under the Postal Union there were agreements between the various countries concerned, but it had not been found possible to accept the Swiss Government offer for reasons which he would communicate to the hon. Member privately.