Parcels (Weight)

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Rankin Mr Robert Rankin , Liverpool Kirkdale

asked the Postmaster-General, whether, in view of the increase during the war of parcel postage and the burden especially in country districts placed upon postmen and post-women, he will consider reducing the maximum weight of single parcels to be accepted, which at present stands at 15 lbs.?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

I do not consider it desirable to reduce the maximum weight limit of 15 lb. for an inland parcel. Such a reduction would inconvenience the public, especially in country districts, and would not necessarily lessen the total load to be carried by the postman or postwoman. Limits are placed on the loads carried on foot and cycle posts.