§ MR. HALSEY (Herts, Watford)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Postmaster General of the Cape Colony has raised objections to the making up of mail bags for the United Kingdom on board Her Majesty's ships on that station, thereby depriving the officers and men of the privilege of the Imperial penny postage; and if so, whether he will take measures to secure to the officers and men of Her Majesty's ships on that station the privileges they now enjoy in every other part of the British Empire.
§ MR. ANSTRUTHER (for Mr. HANBURY)
The Postmaster General understands that the naval authorities at Simons Town arranged with the Postmaster General of the Cape Colony to delay the establishment of the mails from the ships pending the settlement of a question of accounts. As that question is now settled, the Postmaster General sees no reason why the mails should not be established at once.