HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1718

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he is about to make any further arrangements for facilitating the transfer of letters directly from the railway station pillar boxes to the railway Post Office travelling vans; and, whether there is any, and what, reason why the system for this purpose, which has been successfully in operation on the Continent for many years past, should not be adopted in this country?

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

, in reply, said, a Departmental Committee had recently been inquiring into the subject of extra postal facilities, including the matter mentioned in the Question, and he hoped very shortly to be able to announce their decision.