§ Mr. CLARRY
asked the Postmaster-General when he will favourably consider removing the restrictions regarding the posting of halfpenny post circular matter?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS:
I regret that for the reasons given by my predecessor in his answer to the hon. Member for East Walthamstow (Sir S. Johnson) on the 27th November last, I should not be justified in removing entirely the restrictions on the posting of printed packets prepaid ½d. The latest time for posting has, however, been extended to 4.30 p.m., and in some districts to 5 p.m. I think that this concession will greatly mitigate such inconvenience as may have been occasioned by the restriction referred to.