HC Deb 14 July 1887 vol 317 cc784-5
MR. MACLURE (Lancashire, S.E., Stretford)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the Government intends to afford any assistance and facilities for the conveyance of mails to Australia and the East by any Canadian route?

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

All that I can at present say, in reply to my hon. Friend, is that I am in communication with my Colleagues on the subject, and that the matter is engaging the serious attention of Her Majesty's Go- vernment. I need hardly add how much gratified I shall be if any arrangement for an improved mail service to Japan and China should be found practicable.