§ Mr. KELLY
asked the Postmaster-General whether any consideration has been given to a reduction of the charge per parcel under the cash-on-delivery 812W system and the system being made available for letter post and boot post; and has he any information as to the collections under the system in other countries?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The present cash-on-delivery charges are only sufficient to cover the working costs of the service, and no reduction in the scale of fees is at present practicable. Under the present arrangements packets may be sent cash-on-delivery by registered letter post prepaid at the ordinary letter rate of postage or at the reduced rates for printed papers and newspapers where applicable. The cash-on-delivery service is kept constantly under review; and information is obtained from time to time of the working of the system in other countries.