§ MR. JOHNSTON
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it will be possible to institute a weekly mail service from London to Penang as well as to Singapore?
§ A LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. MAXWELL,) Wigtonshire
In the absence of my right hon. Friend, I may inform the hon. Member that there is at present a weekly mail service from London to Penang. Mails are forwarded fortnightly by the British Packets which call at Penang, and in intermediate weeks, by the French steamers from Marseilles, which, although they do not stop at Penang, carry the mails to Singapore, whence they are conveyed to Penang by local steamers.