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Envelopes

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 John Eden Mr John Eden , Bournemouth West 12:00 am, 31st July 1957

asked the Postmaster-General what will be the weight, respectively, of an envelope, A and C, which he proposes to put on sale at a cost of 4d. each from 1st October.

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

About·13 and·12 oz. respectively.

Photo of Mr John Eden Mr John Eden , Bournemouth West

Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that these envelopes, which previously were franked, will be of less weight in future in order to take account of his new provisions?

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

I will look at that, but I do not think so, because I am not sure that that would not compete with many firms in the stationery trade producing these envelopes.