§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of his statement at Neath that they had come very near to getting back penny postage, he can state exactly what were the reasons which intervened at the last moment to prevent the realisation of this scheme?1183W
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The statement to which the hon. Member refers was intended to indicate that penny postage ranked high among the reforms which the Government desired to make in connection with the Budget, but that there were other concessions which had to take precedence of it.