HC Deb 07 June 1880 vol 252 c1332

asked the Postmaster General, If he will take into his consideration the expediency of allowing the use of Post Cards between this Country and Her Majesty's Colonies in Australia, via Brindisi, at the same rate as newspapers are now carried by that route?


, in reply, said, he had already considered the expediency of introducing post-cards between this country and Australia, and that he would be very glad if they could be issued. Hitherto, however, the Australian Colonies had declined to join the Postal Union, fearing that there might be a loss of revenue. If they joined that Union post-cards could be sent for 2½d. or 3d., viâ Brindisi. The subject would again be brought under their notice; but he hoped they would be able to see their way to join the Union, and that the conveniences arising from the use of post-cards might be the result.