§ Order of the day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (The Marquess of LONDONDERRY)
My Lords, the Bill that my noble friend the Postmaster-General has asked me to submit to Your Lordships is of a simple character. It is to remove a grievance which has long existed, and which has been frequently complained of by the public, with regard to charges that have been made on postal orders. When I had the honour of occupying the position of Postmaster-General this grievance was frequently brought before me, and I understand it also came before my successor, the present Chancellor of the Exchequer. We could not at the time, owing to certain difficulties, remove the grievance; but my noble friend the present Postmaster-General has succeeded in doing so, and I beg to move that the Bill be read a second time.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2."—(The Marquess of Londonderry.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.