HC Deb 25 October 1909 vol 12 cc722-3
Sir JOSEPH F. LEESE (for Sir William Holland)

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has extended the advantages of the Canadian magazine post to Newfoundland?


I have been in communication with the Prime Minister and the Postmaster-General of Newfoundland in reference to this matter, and I am glad to say that I have come to an arangement with Newfoundland similar to that which I made with the Dominion Government—namely, that in view of the particular local circumstances the postage on magazines, newspapers, and trade journals from Great Britain to Newfoundland will be reduced from 4d. to 1d. per pound. The whole loss of the reduction in the postage from 4d. to 1d., as in the case of Canada, falls on the British Post Office, while the Newfoundland Government, like the Dominion Government, undertakes the cost of the sea transit.