HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc245-6W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in the event of the two Parliaments being set up in Ireland, all the official letters of the Irish Governments will be carried free by the Post Office?


The Post Office keeps an account against every Department of the Government in Dublin (as in London) in respect of letters conveyed on its service. If the Department concerned is not one whose whole expenses are defrayed by a Vote of Parliament, it actually pays its postage. As the expenses of the two Irish Governments proposed to be set up by the Bill will not be defrayed by a Vote of the Imperial Parliament, and as the Post Office will remain an Imperial Department, the two Irish Governments should actually pay their postage.

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