HC Deb 28 February 1928 vol 214 c212
47. Mr. DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the representations lately made to him by national organisations of traders and manufacturers impressing upon him the stimulating effect upon the trade of the Empire that would he caused by the restoration of the penny post; and whether he can state if there are any prospects of the renewal of the penny post within the Empire in the forthcoming year?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on the 21st February in reply to questions by the hon. Member for Basingstoke (Sir A. Holbrook) and the hon. Member for Anglesey (Sir R. Thomas).


Is it not possible for the right hon. Gentleman to say definitely when we can have a decision on this important matter?


As to when it is possible to say definitely, I do not know, but a certain time when an indefinite announcement, I hope, will be made will be when the Budget is opened.