§ Mr. Woof
asked the Postmaster General, whether he is aware of the disproportionately adverse effects of the new two-tier postal charges on posters of books, periodicals and other printed paper items weighing between one-and-a-half pounds and two pounds; and what plans he has to give any relief to those affected by the new second-class weight limit.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
Yes. I propose to give those affected more time in which to adjust to the new inland postal service by continuing a concessionary printed paper post for a further two years. This will be confined to items weighing between 1½ lbs. and 2 lbs. The charge will be 2s. and posters will be eligible for the usual bulk postal rebates.