HC Deb 07 March 1923 vol 161 c549W

asked the Postmaster General why a Regulation has recently been made that a parcel for Canada must be posted at a money order office; whether he is aware that this Regulation causes inconvenience in the Highland counties of Scotland, where many people have relatives in Canada but where money order offices are scarce; and whether he will in future permit parcels for Canada to be posted at any post office or sub-post office in the Highland counties?


This rule was introduced throughout the country more than two years ago as part of a general scheme which has resulted in substantial economies in the foreign and colonial parcel post. Special arrangements are made where a number of parcels for places abroad would be posted at an office not a money order office or where a locality is situated at a considerable distance from the nearest money order office. There is no recollection of complaint in the matter in the Highlands of Scotland. If the hon. and gallant Member will let me know what particular case he has in mind I will have inquiry made into the circumstances.