HC Deb 30 March 1928 vol 215 cc1484-5W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Postmaster-General what is the amount of money spent in staffing the work of checking the work of checking deficient stamping of outgoing American and Imperial postcards and on printing and circulating explanations and reminders on the subject; and what, after allowing for this expense, would be the extra charge, if any, which would fall to be met from the reduction in these rates, pro rata, to the corresponding letter post?

Viscount WOLMER

I regret that I have no separate figures of the cost of checking short-paid postcards of Imperial and American destination as distinct from other short-paid correspondence, but in any case this cost would be materially less than the loss of revenue which would follow a reduction in the postcard rate from 1½d. to ld. The notices to the senders to which my Noble Friend refers were sent out for a short period only and involved no serious expense.