§ Captain BOWYER
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the removal of the War-time measure compelling prepayment of carriage on goods sent by passenger train; and whether he will take steps to bring back the old practice of collecting the charges from the receiver of the goods?
§ Mr. NEAL
The prepayment of charges for the carriage of parcels by passenger train service has been in operation for three years and, so far as I am aware, there has been no serious complaint. The practice, which is that adopted in the case of parcel post, is a simple and convenient one, and I see no reason for reverting to the practice which obtained in pre-War days. It is a great economy in clerical labour, and, as such, I venture to commend it to the hon. and gallant Member.