HC Deb 10 July 1900 vol 85 cc1120-1

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that there have been repeated delays in the delivery of the Australian mails in London through the inefficiency of the Continental railway arrangements; and whether the Postmaster General can bring any pressure or influence to bear upon the French and Italian railway authorities with a view to securing the rapid and uninterrupted transit of the Australian mails to London.


The Postmaster General is aware that on one or two recent occasions the Australian mails have sustained delay in their transmission from Naples to this country, and, as was stated in reply to a somewhat similar question in this House last week, he is making continued effort to prevent delay in this service. Representations have already been addressed to both the French and Italian Governments on the subject.