§ MR. H. H. MARKS
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he can state why the late fee for letters posted after the final clearing of the box at 9.45 p.m., at the chief post office at Margate, has been abolished; and whether he will consider the advisability of taking steps to re-establish it.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
There has never been any late fee posting at Margate in connection with the present night mail despatch. Prior to 1899, when the hour for posting was changed from 8.12 p.m. to 9.45 p.m., there was a late fee collection at 8.40 p.m., but there has been none since.