HC Deb 04 April 1887 vol 313 cc362-3

asked the Postmaster Genera!, Has he any objection to lay upon the Table of the House the whole of the Correspondence showing the circumstance which led the Government of Queensland to charge the present rate of 4d. per letter from that Colony to England, and the refusal of the British Government to reciprocate but still to maintain the 6d. rate from England to Queensland; and, to lay upon the Table of the House Correspondence relating to the project of a post-card system to Australia?

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

The Correspondence referred to is rather voluminous, extending over a period of three years, and would be costly to print. The Question raised by the Queensland Government having been settled three years ago, I do not see that any advantage would result from printing the Correspondence asked for by the lion. Member. As regards the Question of post-cards to Australia, I have already answered the hon. Member for the Kirk- dale Division of Liverpool (Mr. Baden-Powell).