HC Deb 08 July 1926 vol 197 cc2252-3
43. Mr. HURD

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the inland penny letter rate, which came into force in Canada on the 1st July, is also to apply to Canadian letters to the United States and Mexico; and whether he will enter into negotiations for a similar reduction from three to two cents per ounce on Canadian letters to Great Britain?

Viscount WOLMER

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but I am making inquiries as to the conditions under which this arrangement has been made and will communicate further with the hon. Member.


Could not letters be carried more cheaply from Canada to Great Britain than from Canada to Mexico?

Viscount WOLMER

Yes, I think they could.


Is not this a form of Imperial Preference?