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Newspapers and Periodicals

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1957.

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Photo of Mr Fred Mulley Mr Fred Mulley , Sheffield Park 12:00 am, 31st July 1957

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the proposed increases in postal rates, he will amend his regulations concerning the registration of newspapers and periodicals to allow monthly journals to qualify for registration and lower rates of postage

Photo of Mr Fred Mulley Mr Fred Mulley , Sheffield Park

Will not the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the matter, in view of the very great difficulty experienced by the publishers of monthly journals without this additional very severe charge on their postage? If these monthly periodicals can be sent to Canada under these arrangements, why cannot they be distributed in this country?

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

If monthly periodicals were included we should have to include fortnightly, yearly and half-yearly journals, and the loss of revenue of £1¼ million could not be afforded.