HC Deb 24 July 1893 vol 15 c306
MR. FORWOOD (Lancashire, Ormskirk)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether letters posted in the United States addressed to places in Great Britain or Ireland, and superscribed "viâ Queenstown," without the name of any specific steamer, are on the days on which steamers under the United States Flag, and subsidised by that Republic, sail for Southampton, forwarded by such vessels, although British steamers sail on the same day and call at Queenstown, thus in effect ignoring the directions of the writers?


The official publications supplied to the Post Office from Washington do not show whether the name of the ship as well as the route must be specified. I have no information which would enable me to give a positive answer to the question; but I will make inquiries, and inform the right hon. Gentleman.