HC Deb 24 July 1871 vol 208 c156

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he is aware that the "Postal Guide" announces a Bimonthly Mail to "Natal," leaving England on the 10th and the 25th of each month, although letters despatched on the 10th and 25th arrive at "Natal" at the same time; and, whether, under these circumstances, he will inquire into the subject and cause the announcements in the "Postal Guide" to be couched in terms less calculated to mislead?


begged to inform his hon. Friend that letters to Natal were sent to the Cape twice a month, per steamer. From the Cape to Natal they were forwarded by colonial steamer only once a month. The statement in the Postal Guide was quite correct as to when letters were made up in London.