§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Is the Postmaster General aware that the Government of Germany has made arrangements to send letters from Germany to Australia for 2½d. each; and, will the Postmaster General at once take measures to reduce the cost of postage on letters from England to Australia from 6d. to 2½d. per letter to protect the revenue and encourage trade?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
The Postmaster General is not aware of any such arrangements. Moreover, there is every reason to believe that the Australian Colonies, which, on fiscal grounds, have always declined to join the Postal Union, would object to any reduction of the present postage rates.