§ Mr. WARDLAW-MILNE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received any information to show that foreign post offices are now accepting parcels exceeding three feet six inches in length for despatch to this country; and whether he will consider the provision of longer bags, so that the export trade from this country in fishing tackle may no longer be handicapped by the previous limitation in the size of postal packets?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
I have no information that any foreign post office is making a practice of accepting parcels exceeding three feet six inches in length for delivery by post in this country. An oversize parcel is occasionally received, and if it cannot be returned to the despatching office by post, the addressee is240W required to have it collected from the Post Office and delivered by rail or other non-postal service. Post Office fittings are not suitable for dealing with parcels exceeding the present limits of size and they could not be replaced or adapted except at disproportionate expense.