Sir J. D. REES
asked the Postmaster-General why Great Britain cannot have a parcels post to the Argentine and the other South American states, with a limit of weight of 22 lbs. instead of, as at present, a limit of 11 lbs., inasmuch as at present South American buyers ask manufacturers to send parcels up to a weight of 22 lbs. via France and thence by the French parcels post, which accepts parcels up to 22 lbs. weight?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
11 lbs. is the limit of weight for parcels exchanged by post in the inland service of the United Kingdom. There are practical difficulties in the way of adopting a higher limit of weight in the foreign parcel post, but the matter will be kept under consideration.