HC Deb 27 February 1952 vol 496 c1118
2. Mr. William Shepherd

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that the absence of a cash-on-delivery service to the United States of America is a deterrent to trade; and whether he will establish such a service.

Mr. Gammans

The Post Office has as recently as 1949 proposed this service to the United States of America, but that Administration does not in general offer a foreign cash-on-delivery service and has not been prepared to agree to its introduction.

Mr. Shepherd

As this is a great deterrent to trade with the United States, and as the United States operate an internal cash-on-delivery service, will not my hon. Friend try to introduce some pressure at a higher level to settle this issue?

Mr. Gammans

We made the suggestion to the United States as short a time ago as 1949, but they were not prepared to agree to it.