§ MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether the South African mail came by the Pembroke Castle, which arrived at Plymouth at 9.58 p.m. on Friday last; and if so, why the letters were not delivered in London on Saturday evening?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The South African mail was not brought by the Pembroke Castle, but by the Mexican, which arrived on Sunday, and the correspondence was duly delivered in London on Monday morning. A ship letter mail was brought by the Pembroke Castle, and letters contained in it were delivered in London on Saturday morning.