§ Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
asked the Postmaster-General if the practice by British firms of posting abroad circulars, etc., intended for delivery in this country still continues; and, if so, whether he is considering the advisability of taking powers to deal with it?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I am glad to say that the practice referred to by the hon. Member has now almost ceased, and unless there is some indication of its revival, I do not think it necessary to take special powers to deal with it. The number of such packets observed fell from 1,398,105 in the three months ending 31st December, 1922, to 33,900 for the corresponding period of 1923. In 1924 there has been practically nothing.