HC Deb 13 April 1859 vol 153 cc1686-7

said, he would beg to ask the hon. Gentleman the Secretary to the Treasury, why certain Returns which he (Mr. Monsell) had moved for on the 31st March last, relating to the postal service for North America had not yet been made? He had studiously avoided anything which could place a limit on the time for the preparation of the Return, and he wondered it had not yet been made.


said, the Government had communicated with the Admiralty and the Post Office Departments on the subject, and they had complied with the request from the Treasury; but there were some Returns required from the Irish Government which had not yet been received; but if they did not speedily arrive, he would have the Returns already obtained laid upon the table, so that those which were wanting might form a supplement to them.