§ MR. D. DALRYMPLE
asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is the intention of the Government to extend the advantages of the Parcel Post to India and the Colonies?
§ MR. MONSELL
said, in reply, that no desire had been expressed for the transmission of parcels through the post to the Colonies, or to any of our possessions abroad, except India. As regarded India, the Post Office was precluded by its contract with the Peninsular and Oriental Company from sending by post any article which was not now transmissible, without making a payment commensurate to the increased burden which would be thus imposed. The present expenditure on account of the postal service with India largely exceeded the revenue derived from it, and under these circumstances it was not the intention of the Government to extend the advantages of the parcel post to India.