HC Deb 09 November 1939 vol 353 cc435-6W
Mr. Ammon

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will give an undertaking that before gambling in football pools is again permitted he will restore the poundage charges on postal orders?

Captain Waterhouse

No, Sir. The question of restoring the poundage charges on postal orders is one that depends on the wider question of the status of postal orders as legal tender, which is a matter for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.