HC Deb 13 April 1920 vol 127 c1515W
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?


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.