HC Deb 10 March 1856 vol 140 cc2111-2

asked the hon. Secretary of the Treasury whether the negotiations which had been carried on for some time past in reference to a treaty with Spain, with a view to a reduction of the rates of postage between that country and Great Britain, were likely to terminate satisfactorily and without delay? Also, whether there was any objection to lay upon the table of the House the correspondence that had taken place upon the subject?


replied, that the postal negotiations between this country and Spain, which had some time ago been broken off, in consequence of a difference of opinion between the Spanish Government and the Post Office authorities, had lately been resumed, and with every prospect of a satisfactory termination. The negotiation, however, was not in such a state that the correspondence respecting it could, with propriety, be laid upon the table.