HC Deb 14 May 1891 vol 353 c690
SIR G. BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he can state the dates on which the China and Japan mails (viâ Canada), delivered in London on the 13th May, left Shanghai and Yokohama, respectively; what were the times occupied in transit; and what were the times occupied in transit by the mails from Shanghai and Yokohama, respectively, last delivered in London by the Suez route?


The mails brought by the first steamer of the Canadian Pacific Line, and which were delivered in London yesterday, left Hong Kong on the 7th of April, Shanghai on the 11th of April, and Yokohama on the 17th of April. The time occupied in transit was from Hong Kong, 36 days; Shanghai, 32 days; Yokohama, 26 days. The last arrival of mails from the same places by British Packet viâ Suez was on the 5th of May, and the time occupied was from Hong Kong, 33 days; Yokohama, 45 days. No mails are received via Suez direct from Shanghai, the correspondence from that place being included in the mails from Hong Kong.