HC Deb 16 March 1876 vol 228 c63

asked the Postmaster General, If he is now able to state what arrangements are proposed for the conveyance of the Mails between this Country and North America after the termination of the present contracts?


in reply, said, it was intended, after the end of this year, to enter into arrangements in regard to the conveyance of the United States mails similar to those which had prevailed in the United States since the 1st of January, 1874. The plan was to employ, without contract, such vessels only as had proved their efficiency, paying the owners according to the weight of the mail matter carried.