HC Deb 05 March 1868 vol 190 c1115

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, If it is true that the Officers at Senafé are unable to procure a supply of postage-stamps, and that, in consequence, their letters to England are charged at an increased rate; and, whether the authorities will in future provide a sufficient supply, in order to the avoidance of inconvenience and expense?


said, in reply, that the Post Office Establishment connected with the Abyssinian Expeditionary Force was a branch of the Bombay Establishment. It therefore devolved on the authorities at Bombay to provide for the proper distribution of postage-stamps to the Army. The Postmaster General, however, having heard of the inconvenience to which the hon. Gentleman referred, had given notice that the fine of double postage would no longer be enforced in the case of letters from Abyssinia. He had also ordered arrangements to be made for a better supply of postage-stamps in that country in future.