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Foreign Postage Rates

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General if he will specify the Instrument imposing the international obligation to increase foreign postal rates by 1d.; when this obligation arose; and whether it arose as a consequence wholly or partly of the devaluation of the pound.

The Universal Postal Convention prescribes in gold centimes upper and lower limits for postage rates in the International Letter Service. Devaluation of sterling rendered present foreign postage rates less than the minima prescribed under the Convention.