HC Deb 25 May 1868 vol 192 cc816-7

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, To State the proportions in which the sums collected as postage, in connection with the services referred to in Parliamentary Paper, No. 68 of the present Session, are divided amongst the several contributories in diminution of their shares in the cost of those services; and, if he will lay upon the Table an account of the sums so divided for the years ended the 31st of March of 1867 and 1868, and of the adjustments made with the contributories in question in respect of their shares?


said, in reply, that the sums paid for postage in India, Australia, and England were divided, after certain deductions, equally among the contributory countries; and if the hon. Member moved for a Return of the sums divided, and of the manner of the division for 1867 and the current year, that Return would give a more clear explanation of the point than any statement he could now make.