§ Colonel DAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the resolutions received from representative bodies requesting that letters posted before 4.30 in the afternoon should be charged the postal rate 1d. instead of 1½d., he will say whether he is favourably considering this recommendation?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Similar suggestions have been made from time to time and have been carefully considered; but, apart from the loss of revenue, there are serious practical difficulties which preclude the adoption of any such arrangement.