§ 13. Lieut-Colonel Lipton
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will reduce the rates for inland parcels and telegrams to the lowest rate for corresponding services to addresses outside the United Kingdom.
§ Lieut-Colonel Lipton
Will the Postmaster-General explain why a 24-word telegram to France costs 4s. while a similar inland telegram costs 6s.; why a 5 lb. parcel to the Irish Republic costs 2d. less than a similar inland parcel? Why are the rates being doctored in this peculiar fashion by the Postmaster-General?
There is no such doctoring. The hon. and gallant Gentleman has made a convenient selection. In general, 185 except for two stages to the Irish Republic for quite different reasons over which we have no control and for certain rates for the short telegram to France, the inland rates are lower than the overseas rates, contrary to the assertion in his Question.