HC Deb 24 April 1896 vol 39 cc1633-4

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is yet in a position to inform the House of the result of his communications with the postal authorities of the United States of America concerning the new arrangements for the transmission of newspaper mails from America to Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent?


A reply has just been received from the Postmaster-General of the United States, who explains that the transmission of newspapers for the United Kingdom without special superscription will not, as supposed, be restricted to the packets of the American Line, but that all newspapers for this country that are not specially addressed for other steamers will be despatched by American packet every Wednesday and by Cunard packet every Saturday.