Post Office Act 1918
(8 & 9 Geo 5 c.10, 16th May 1918)
An Act to alter the statutory limits of Postal Rates.
[16th May 1918]
Be it enacted by the King'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, as follows:
1. Proviso (b) to subsection (1) of section two of the Post Office Act, 1908 (which limits the rates of prepaid postage which may be fixed by the Treasury for certain classes of postal packets), shall have effect as though for the words "for an inland postcard shall not exceed one halfpenny" in paragraph (i) thereof there were substituted the words "for an inland postcard shall not exceed one penny," and as though for paragraph (ii) thereof there were substituted the following paragraph:–
"(ii) for an inland book packet shall not exceed–
if the packet is not over one ounce in weight, one halfpenny;
if the packet is over one ounce and not over two ounces in weight, one penny;
if the packet is over two ounces in weight, one penny for the first two ounces, and one half-penny for every two ounces or fractional part of two ounces over and above the first or any additional two ounces."
2. This Act may be cited as the Post Office Act, 1918, and may be cited with the Post Office Acts, 1908 to 1915.