§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Admiralty was consulted as to Article IX. of the Anglo-French Postal Convention, signed 30th August 1890, which refers to navigation in time of war.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
The article in question being practically identical with similar articles in the Postal Conventions between Great Britain and France, which had been in force from 1833 to 1801, the Admiralty were not consulted on the subject before the Convention of 1890 was signed.