HC Deb 07 December 1931 vol 260 c1510

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that certain of the regulations of his Department regarding the transmission of matter at printed paper rate are inconsistent with each other and have the effect of restricting trade; and whether he is prepared to investigate the question with a view to revision of such regulations?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)

The printed paper rate is based not on the weight or size of the packet but on the nature of its contents, and this may give rise to some of the difficulties which my hon. Friend may have had brought before him. If my hon. Friend has, however, some particular cases he would like me to examine, I will gladly do so.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that firms are put to great expense in the preparation of sample blotters, patterns of which have been accepted by the Post Office for transmission at printed paper rate of a halfpenny, and that when these blotters have been printed and circulated, they have subsequently been refused except at the three halfpenny rate?


I regret to hear that there has been any inconvenience, and, if my hon. Friend desires it, I will examine the matter.