HC Deb 24 February 1885 vol 294 cc1162-3

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, in consequence of the great cost to the wives and friends of our soldiers in Egypt of sending small parcels to them at ordinary postage rates, he can arrange for the Parcel Post tariff applying to Egypt as it does to India; or, at any rate, to parcels addressed to those serving with the Army in Egypt?


In reply to the Question of the hon. and gallant Member, I am glad to state that I have so far been able to anticipate the object he has in view that by the last mail I made a proposal to the Egyptian Post Office for a parcel post between this country and Egypt. On learning that my proposal is accepted, and subject to the approval of the Treasury, I shall be able to carry out the arrangement at once.