HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 cc528-9
72. Mr. KEENS

asked the Postmaster General whether he is aware that British exporters using parcels post are considerably handicapped as against their continental competitiors, particularly in Switzerland and Germany, by the limitation of size and weight imposed by the British Post Office; whether he is aware that the difference in cost of postage is sufficient to determine the transfer of a large portion of the business in neutral markets to Switzerland and Germany as against this country; and what he proposes to do to remedy the matter?


The practicability of increasing the limit of size and weight for parcels from this country for certain places abroad is at present under examination. But I am not yet in a position to make any statement in the matter.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that trade between this country and Denmark has been entirely lost in respect of one important article of merchandise?


As I say, it is under consideration at the moment.