HC Deb 28 June 1910 vol 18 c916W

asked the Postmaster-General what are the parcel postage rates to the island of Madeira, and to Portugal, respectively, and the maximum weight and dimensions of a parcel that can be sent by parcel post, and the amount of postage payable in respect of such maximum parcel?


The postage rates payable on parcels for Madeira are: For a parcel not exceeding three pounds, 1s. 6d.; seven pounds, 2s.; eleven pounds, 2s. 6d. The same rates are charged on parcels sent to Portugal by direct sea route from this country. Parcels may also be sent to Portugal by way of France and Spain, and for parcels sent by that route the charges are: For a parcel not exceeding three pounds, 2s. seven pounds, 2s. 6d.; eleven pounds, 3s. For each place the maximum dimensions allowed are a length, breadth, or depth of three feet six inches, with a maximum length and girth combined of six feet and the maximum weight is eleven pounds.