HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 c43

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the inconvenience and added cost to readers in the rural parts of England, he can see his way to reduce the postage on newspapers to one halfpenny as formerly?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I regret that it is not possible at present to make any reductions of postal rates other than those already announced. I might add that the newspaper post is, and always has been, carried on at a loss.