HC Deb 11 March 1889 vol 333 cc1361-2

asked the Postmaster General if he could state the number of money orders and their value received from Australia and New Zealand last year; the like information regarding the United States; the like information regarding Canada; and the like information regarding South Africa, including the Cape and Natal.

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

The number and amount of money orders advised to this country in 1888 from the various parts of the world referred to by the hon. Member was as follows:—Australia and New Zealand—Number, 129,761; amount, £447,612. United States—Number, 391,662; amount, £1,041,948. Canada—Number, 78,340; amount, £207,667. South African Colonies—Number, 35,493, amount, £128,771. I must apologize to the House for thus often inflicting upon it such scraps of statistics as are required by the Hon. Member, and I would venture to suggest that public time would be saved if Questions of this sort were addressed to and answered by the Department.


gave notice, in consequence of the answer, of his intention to move, on going into Committee of Supply, that an Intelligence Department be established in connection with the office of the Postmaster General.