Postal Rates.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Sturrock Mr John Sturrock , Montrose District of Burghs

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asked the Postmaster General whether he is now in a position to make a definite statement as to the new postal rates which are under consideration?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

My right hon. Friend is not in a position to make a statement. The matter is under the consideration of the Government.

Photo of Mr John Sturrock Mr John Sturrock , Montrose District of Burghs

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the continued uncertainty as to a decision in this matter is causing very serious unemployment in every branch of the trades affected by the postal rates, and will he bring that to an end by making an announcement?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

I realise the importance of the matter, which is in the hands of the Cabinet at the present time.

Photo of Mr Alfred Waterson Mr Alfred Waterson , Kettering

May we expect an answer before the Easter Recess?