HC Deb 21 November 1968 vol 773 cc307-8W
Mr. Gordon Campbell

asked the Postmaster-General if he will now cancel the 5d. post and retain a uniform rate of 4d. for letters until the proper preparations have been made, and the necessary equipment is available for the introduction of a two-tier system.

Mr. Stonehouse

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten) earlier today.

Mr. Stratton Mills

asked the Postmaster-General what proportion of letters are now going by the new 5d. letter service.

Mr. Stonehouse

About 32 per cent.

Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider introducing a two-tier postal system by which letters posted before mid-day cost 4d. and after mid-day 5d.

Mr. Stonehouse

No. I would refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to the Answer I gave to the hon. Member for Surbiton (Mr. Fisher) on Thursday, 17th October.—[Vol. 770, c.160.]