§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, referring to the correspondence between the Secretary of State for India and the hon. Member for Canterbury, dealing with the complaint of the latter, that the postage to India from England is 5d. per half ounce for letters, while it is 2½d. per half ounce for letters from 1581 France, Germany, and Russia to India, and also with the fact that the postage on newspapers to Ceylon is 1½d. each, while it is only 1d. to Australia, 5,000 miles further, whether he has received a Report from the Postmaster General, to whom he referred the correspondence, and what action is intended to be taken in regard to the question?
§ * THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The point of the question of my hon. Friend is in the end—what action is intended to be taken in the matter. My answer is that no action is intended to be taken.