HL Deb 02 March 1882 vol 266 cc1916-7

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


, in moving that the Bill be read the second time, said, that its object was to enable the Postmaster General to issue reply postal cards, something like those which had been in use in Germany for some years past. Under the Act passed in 1875 the Postmaster General was only entitled to issue postal cards of the value of one half-penny. The Bill before the House would empower that official to issue return cards at double postage rate. It had passed through the other House of Parliament, and he now asked their Lordships to allow it to be read a second time, so that it might speedily become law.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a"—(The Lord Thurlow.)

Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.

House adjourned at a quarter past Five o'clock, till To-morrow, half past Ten o'clock.