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Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Charles Hobson Mr Charles Hobson , Keighley 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

asked the Postmaster-General what requests he has received from companies that a special postal rate should operate for printed matter provided it is collected privately, delivered to the sorting office privately, and sent out at a time convenient to his Department; and what his decision is thereon.

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

I have received such a request from the Bulk Mail Users Association, which I understand includes a number of business companies. This is one of several suggestions which have been made to us recently about the postal services, and which we are considering. But I think it only fair to say that in present circumstances I can hold out no prospect of adopting any proposal which would involve us in loss of revenue.

Photo of Mr Charles Hobson Mr Charles Hobson , Keighley

Will the right hon. Gentleman acquaint the House when he has made his final decision on this hardy annual?

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

I think the Association has asked to see Post Office officials and I would rather wait until the outcome of those discussions before I say anything.