§ MR. G. LODER (Brighton)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the date of the next Postal Union Congress has yet been fixed; and, whether the Government have taken any steps to obtain the assent of Colonial Governments for establishing penny postage between this country and other parts of the Empire?
§ MR. ARNOLD MORLEY
No, Sir; Her Majesty's Government have taken no steps to obtain the assent of the Colonial Governments to the establishment of penny postage between this country and other parts of the Empire, being well aware that many important Colonies are strongly opposed to such a measure. As I stated in reply to a question asked in this House on the 19th of last month, the next Postal Union Congress is to be held at Washington in 1897.