Postal Surcharges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , Fylde

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information that letters arriving in Dublin from Belfast with British stamps on them are surcharged the amount of postage; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

I have been asked to answer this question. No such information has reached me, but if my hon. and gallant Friend will supply me with specific cases, I will have inquiry made.

Photo of Mr Walter Halls Mr Walter Halls , Heywood and Radcliffe

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the case of letters posted in Londonderry with the Irish Free State stamps on them, the recipients in this country are surcharged for them?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

I have not heard of such a case. I will inquire.