§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that inland postcards are sold at their face value in every Colony of the Empire and in every country of the world except our own; whether he is aware that a profit is made out of the stationery of postcards in Great Britain and Ireland; and whether he will undertake to sell postcards at their face value in the United Kingdom on an early date.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON, Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
It is true that postcards are sold at their face value in British Colonies and in most foreign countries, and that a small profit is made on the stationery of inland postcards sold in this country. I recently considered the question of selling postcards at their face value, but I came to the conclusion that the other reforms which have been, or are being introduced, would be of greater advantage to the public and should take precedence.