§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether the reduction in letter postage from 2d. to 1½d. has resulted in a considerable increase in correspondence; and whether he can hold out any prospect of a further reduction to penny postage during the next 12 months?
§ Mr. PEASE
I regret it will not be possible for some time to come to give any reliable information as to the increase in correspondence as a result of the postage reduction. The possibility of a further reduction in postage rates next year must depend on the surplus available on the Post Office accounts, as to which it is too early to speculate.