HC Deb 30 July 1907 vol 179 c776
MR. BOULTON (Huntingdonshire, Ramsey)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if the new regulations allowing English papers and magazines to go to Canada at a reduced rate, provided they are carried by a packet sailing direct for a Canadian port, have led to any appreciable increase in the number of English papers and magazines sent under these new regulations.


The reduction of the rate of postage on British newspapers, magazines, and trade journals sent to Canada has already resulted in a very considerable increase in the number of British periodicals sent by post from the United Kingdom to the Dominion. But the new rate has not yet been long enough in force to enable me to make more than a general statement.


I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he can see his way to allow the reduced postage on papers and magazines to Canada to apply to papers and magazines sent to Canada via New York.


I would point out that, under the arrangement with Canada, the Dominion Government bears the whole cost of the conveyance, etc., of the articles in question from Liverpool by vessels under contract with the Canadian Government. The concession is not therefore applicable to vessels going to New York.