HC Deb 25 January 1886 vol 302 c305

asked the Postmaster General, What impediment delays the connection of the English parcel post with the system in operation in France and Italy, in the same manner as has recently been done in Germany and Belgium; and, when there is a possibility of the impediment being overcome?


There has been no delay, so far as this Department is concerned, in pursuing the negotiations with the French and Italian Post Offices for the establishment of a parcel post with this country. An agreement on the main points has been arrived at; and I hope to be in a position shortly to put the whole scheme before the Treasury. It is understood that legislative sanction will have to be obtained both in France and Italy to what is proposed.