§ 75. Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the large number of circulars on which excess postage has had to be paid as a result of the recent increase in charges; what publicity has been given to the increased rates; and whether he is satisfied that this is adequate.
I am aware that excess postage has had to be paid on large numbers of packets, as a result of the recent increase in charges. The changes in the rates were widely reported in the national and local Press at the time of my announcement in the House on 11th April. Subsequently, large users of the post, chambers of commerce, trade associations, and other similar organisations were individually told about them. In addition, notices have been exhibited and leaflets for the public have been provided at all Post Offices.