HC Deb 13 April 1926 vol 194 cc11-2

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the Union of South Africa allows exchange copies of newspapers published in that Dominion, and destined for other newspaper offices within the Empire, to be sent free of postal charges: and whether he will consider an extension of this measure, framed for the purpose of giving more space to inter-imperial news. being put into practice by his Department in this country?

The POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

I was not aware of the arrangement to which my hon. Friend refers; but in view of the fact that the postage rates upon newspapers sent to destinations overseas are already low and unremunerative, I do not feel justified in granting free postage as suggested.