HC Deb 13 April 1885 vol 296 c1466

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether the Post Office at Gibraltar is under the Imperial Government; and, if so, why it has not been placed on the same footing as in other Colonies where the Post Offices are administered by and for account of the Colonial Governments; whether the business of the Post Office at Gibraltar is conducted, and has for years been conducted, by Natives; and, whether the revenue derived from this Post Office is applied to Imperial purposes instead of in aid of Gibraltar finances, which are known to be heavily weighted as compared with those of other Colonies?


The statements in the hon. Member's Question are substantially correct. There has been a great deal of Correspondence on the subject, and it has not yet been completed. Until it is finished I am not in a position to answer the Question.