HC Deb 18 July 1922 vol 156 c1891
34. Mr. W. CARTER

asked the Post master-General whether he is aware that for such familiar communications as orders for goods, invoices and statements the advantage of the halfpenny postal rate is largely destroyed by the condition that unless posted before 3.30 p.m. in London and 3.45 p.m. in the country they will not be despatched on the day of posting; and if he will give instructions that some effective distinction be made between ordinary circulars and communications of a special and individual nature which, although coming within the halfpenny rate, possess a degree of importance both as regards their nature and time of posting and delivery?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. A. T. Davies) on the 6th July. I regret that I could not see my way to make a distinction between packets sent at the halfpenny rate, based on the nature of their contents. Such a course would defeat the object for which the new Regulation was framed.