Post Office (Amendment) Act, 1969

Power of Minister to fix rates of postage, with consent of Minister for Finance, and to provide for certain other matters.

2.—(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the Minister may by warrant make regulations providing for all or any of the following:

(a) the fixing of rates of postage and other sums to be charged in respect of postal packets and the regulation of the scale of weights and the circumstances according to which those rates and sums are to be charged;

(b) the remission of any such rate or sum;

(c) the transmission by post without charge of postal packets of a specified class or classes and the manner in which any such postal packet shall be so transmitted;

provided that the highest rate of postage when prepaid for an inland packet of two or more registered newspapers with or without a supplement or supplements, shall not exceed the prepaid postage for an inland printed packet of the same weight.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) (a) of this section shall be made by the Minister only with the consent of the Minister for Finance.