HC Deb 29 November 1922 vol 159 cc731-2W
Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that British journals of 14th October were only delivered in Toronto on 8th November: what was the reason for the delay; and what steps are being taken to prevent its recurrence?


British newspapers of the 14th of October, which were sent at the printed papers' rate, were despatched by the "Majestic" on the 18th of October, and arrived in Toronto on the 25th: while those newspapers, which were prepaid at the cheap magazine post rate, were sent by the "Empress of Britain" on the 19th, and arrived in Toronto on the 28th of October. I regret that the delay of the individual packets to which the hon. and gallant Member refers cannot at present be accounted for, but the matter is being further investigated.