HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 c552W
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?


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.