HC Deb 12 September 1887 vol 321 c273
CAPTAIN COLOMB&c.) (Tower Hamlets, Bow,

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the Governments of Colonies and Dependencies contributing to the Postal subsidies of the Peninsular and Oriental Company for the mail service between them and the Mother Country have been informed that the Admiralty have arranged with that Company for the removal of the fastest and best steamers from their mail lines on the outbreak of war; and, whether these Governments have been asked to express any opinion on the subject; and, if so, whether they are satisfied with this arrangement?


(who replied) said: The Post Office has received from the Admiralty no such information as that referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend. No communication on this subject has, therefore, been made to the Colonies interested.