Post Office Act 1848
(11 & 12 Vict c.117, 4th September 1848)
An Act for rendering certain Newspapers published in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man liable to Postage.
[4th September 1848]
'WHEREAS it is expedient to render certain Newspapers published in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man liable to Postage:' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the Postmaster General, with the Consent of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury (signified under the Hands of the said Commissioners, or any Three of them, or under the Hand of One of their Secretaries or Assistant Secretaries), may from Time to Time, and at all Times hereafter, charge any Newspapers printed or published in any of the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, and Man, and sent by the Post between any of such Islands and Great Britain or Ireland, or sent by the Post in Great Britain or Ireland, with such Rates or Duties of Postage as the Postmaster General, with such Consent as aforesaid, shall think fit, but not exceeding the Rates or Duties to which such Newspapers would be liable if they were Letters sent by the Post; and the Postmaster General may from Time to Time, with such Consent as aforesaid, alter or repeal any such Rates or Duties of Postage, and charge any such Newspapers with any other Rates or Duties of Postage, not exceeding the Rates to which such Newspapers would be liable if they were Letters (or may exempt any such Newspapers from all Duties of Postage), in lieu thereof, and the Rates or Duties of Postage from Time to Time to become chargeable under or by virtue of this Act shall be paid accordingly; and the Monies paid to or received by the Post Office for such Rates or Duties shall form Part of the Revenue of the Post Office.
II. And be it enacted, That this Act shall be deemed and taken be a Post Office Act, and that the several Terms and Expressions used in this Act shall be construed according to the respective Interpretations of the Terms and Expressions contained in an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Regulation of the Duties of Postage, so far as those Interpretations are not repugnant to the Subject, or inconsistent with the Context of such Terms and Expressions.
III. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed during the present Session of Parliament.