HC Deb 16 September 1886 vol 309 c603
LORD HENRY BRUCE (Wilts, Chippenham)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is a fact that the German and French Governments, with such small interests, so manage for their subjects that letters from those Countries to our Australian Colonies only cost 2½d. postage, whilst from England the charge is 6d.; and, whether it is also the case that the Germans and French can send a postcard out for 1d., whereas none at any price are issued in England for despatch to Australia?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

I find that according to the latest information received at the Post Office the German and French rates to Australia are not such as described by the noble Lord; but I have telegraphed to Paris and Berlin, to inquire if any recent changes have been made. I have not had time to receive the answers. Perhaps the noble Lord will repeat his Question to-morrow.