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Postage Rates

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry why he will not give a general direction to the Post Office that it should operate a system of repaying full first class postage rates to those recipients of letters which are known to be delivered in periods of more than two days from date of postage.

It is for the Post Office, under Section 28 of the Post Office Act 1969, to determine the charges and other terms and conditions applicable to the services provided by it. The Post Office aims to deliver first class letters on the next working day after posting; but it does not and cannot guarantee to do so.