§ 36. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that much business is lost to British traders through inattention to, and carelessness over, foreign postal requirements, he can take steps to bring to the notice of commercial houses throughout the country the fact that the foreign letter rate is 2frac12;d., and not 1½d.?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
I am obliged to my hon. Friend for calling attention to this matter. Every effort is made to give publicity to the correct rates of foreign postage, but I fear that in most cases short-payment is due more to oversight than to ignorance of the rates. I am considering whether any further steps can be taken with advantage.