HC Deb 08 May 1896 vol 40 cc877-8
GENERAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, in deciding on the proposals and the route to be selected for the weekly fast mail service between Halifax or Quebec and an English port, which it is announced is about to be established, the fullest consideration will be given to the advantages of Milford Haven in enabling mails to be delivered in London and Great Britain generally, and also to be transmitted to the Continent more rapidly, than by any other port in the United Kingdom?


The conditions of tender for the proposed fast mail service between the United Kingdom and Canada provide that the choice of the port in this country for landing and embarking the mails shall be a matter of arrangement between the Canadian Government and the contractor. Any advantage which can be shown to be obtainable by employing Milford Haven or any other particular port would doubtless be fully considered.