HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c1203
29. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the later delivery of postal communications bearing 2d. stamps, if he will consider reducing the postal charges for postcards containing brief greetings or acknowledgements and delivered by the later delivery.

Mr. K. Thompson

No, Sir.

Mr. Sorensen

Cannot the hon. Gentleman give a more sympathetic reply to this suggestion of a possible reduction in this expenditure, which falls very heavily on certain classes of persons, particularly in view of the fact that he is considering raising charges in other directions?

Mr. Thompson

The change which the hon. Gentleman proposes would cost the Post Office something in the order of £500,000, which would have to be recovered by alterations in some other charges which would be equally unpopular.