HC Deb 13 August 1857 vol 147 cc1565-6

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any complaints have been received from the Australian Colonies (by either of the two last mails) of the irregular and unsatisfactory manner in which the postal service has been performed between Suez and Melbourne, since January last; and, if so, whether there would be any objection to lay the same on the table of the House?


said, in reply, that he had received certain communications from the Governors of the Australian colonies, upon the subject to which the question referred, and if the hon. Gentleman would move for the production of those communications, there would be no objection to lay them before the House.