HC Deb 17 August 1882 vol 273 c2044

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is in accordance with the Postal Convention which the Government of Russia has entered into with Great Britain, that any newspaper should be forbidden by the postal authorities at St. Petersburg to be delivered to correspondents when such newspapers are duly stamped and clearly directed?


In reply to my hon. Friend, I may state that the Postal Union Convention, to which both Great Britain and Russia are parties, expressly reserves to every country of the Union the right to refuse delivery of newspapers in certain circumstances, and the Russian Government has no doubt in some cases availed itself of this power to refuse delivery of newspapers sent from this country to persons in Russia.