HC Deb 26 February 1924 vol 170 c317W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, for the purpose of facilitating the restoration of trade activity, he will at an early date apply the newspaper rate to all periodicals published by professional, business, and trade organisations and societies for the information of their members, on the registration of such journals at the General Post Office?


The newspaper rate of postage is restricted by Statute to journals published at intervals of not more than seven days. I cannot undertake to propose legislation extending that rate to periodicals of the kinds referred to. Such an extension could not be restricted to particular classes of periodicals and would involve a considerable sacrifice of revenue on a post which is, and always has been, carried on at a loss.