HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2088-9W

asked the Postmaster-General if, seeing that Post Office bags exceeding 3 feet 6 inches in length are actually in use in this country, he will consider whether they could be adopted to deal with the trade in fishing tackle, which is at present hampered by the fact that parcels exceeding this length are at present sent without restriction from Estonia to Germany, but cannot be sent from this country to Continental buyers?


Parcel bags of the present pattern could with some inconvenience be used for longer parcels, but, as I explained in my answer to a previous question on this subject, Post Office fittings generally are unsuitable for dealing with parcels over 42 inches in length. The demand for an increase of the present dimensions is small, and the cost of introducing and maintaining exceptional arrangements, which would have to be reciprocal, would be considerable.