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Post Office And Cheques

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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asked whether cheques are not accepted at the post office for quarterly payments for insurance stamps; and whether he will arrange that in future, when cheques are tendered for these payments by people whose cheques are habitually taken by the same post office in payment for game licences, servants' and carriage licences, they shall be accepted in payment for insurance stamps?

The hon. Member is under a misapprehension, as cheques are accepted at post offices in payment for insurance stamps on certain conditions of guarantee or delay. Cheques are accepted unconditionally in payment of licences because the service or privilege covered by the licence is ear-marked to the licensee and the value of any dishonoured cheque can readily be recouped.