§ MR. CAVENDISH BENTINCK (Whitehaven)
, who had given Notice that he would call attention to the defective arrangements of the General Post Office at Railway Stations, and move—That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient that additional facilities should be afforded to the public for posting letters at the stations of the Railway Companies in Great Britain and Ireland,said, he hoped the hon. Gentleman who in that House represented the Post 546 Office would be able to assure them that the same facilities for the posting of letters at railway stations should be given in this country as existed generally in Continental countries.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
said, the question of providing additional facilities at railway stations was carefully considered so re cently as three years ago, and he found from inquiries then made that upwards of 380 letter boxes were put up at various stations throughout the United Kingdom. The matter, however, was receiving the attention of the Postmaster General——
§ Notice taken, that 40 Members were not present; House counted, and 40 Members not being present,
§ House adjourned at Seven o'clock till Monday next.