HC Deb 20 February 1868 vol 190 cc987-8

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, If it is true that the Government has already given notice to the Government of the United States to terminate the Postal Treaty between the two countries, which has only been in operation a few weeks; and if so, what are the reasons for adopting so unusual a course?


Sir, when the Post Office authorities began to bring the Convention into operation it was found to require revision upon certain points. In order to put himself into a position to negotiate such a revision, the Postmaster General found it necessary to give notice to terminate the Convention. Correspondence is now going on between the British Post Office and that of the United States with a view to an improved Convention.