HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 cc699-700

To ask the Postmaster-General

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) Figures can be given for 1st October, 1905, and 1st January, 1908, (the figures for 1st February, 1908 are not yet available). The permanent staff is excluded in both cases.

whether he is aware that letters for Constantinople from Great Britain are despatched at a cost of one penny for postage; whether he will make this fact public; or are letters sent there at the profitable and popular rate only to certain individuals in Turkey on public and private affairs.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The postage on letters for Constantinople from this country is 2½d. for the first ounce, and 1½d. for each succeeding ounce. Letters posted in this country prepaid 1d. only are liable to surcharge.