HC Deb 01 April 1890 vol 343 cc389-90

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that a strong desire exists among those having business or other correspondence with the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal, and the Orange Free State, to be supplied with post-cards for those countries; whether these countries named are the only civilised ones with which there is no communication by post-card; and whether he has taken any steps to supply this want of the public?


I have long recognised the convenience that would be afforded to the public by extending the post card system to the Capo of Good Hope, and have been engaged in negotiations with the Cape Post Office with the object of establishing this mode of communication. An arrangement on the subject has now been made, and as soon as a date has been fixed for commencing the system, I shall have the pleasure of announcing it to the public, in the usual manner. I shall endeavour to make similar arrangements as regards Natal and the other South African States.