Oral Answers to Questions — Newspaper Postage.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 10th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

The newspaper rate of postage is confined by Statute to journals published at intervals of not more than seven days. My right hon. Friend cannot undertake to propose legislation extending it to monthly newspapers. Such an extension could not be restricted to trade journals, and would involve a considerable sacrifice of revenue on a post which is, and always has been, carried on at a loss.