HC Deb 07 June 1894 vol 25 c556

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that large quantities of small sample packages are exchanged between this country and Japan; and that, there being no parcel post with that country, much inconvenience is caused to-merchants and others; and whether he can see his way to establish a sample and a parcel post to Japan via the Canadian-Pacific route?


There is already a sample post to Japan by the Canadian-Pacific route. Proposals have repeatedly been made to the Japanese Post Office for the establishment of a parcel post between the United Kingdom and Japan; but up to the present time that office has not seen its way to fall in with them. A promise has been made that the question shall be taken up after an inland parcel post in Japan has been established, and its working has been tested.