HC Deb 16 July 1903 vol 125 cc867-8

On behalf of the hon. Member for Hythe, I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he would use his best endeavours to obtain some alleviation of the cable charges between India and China, commensurate with the reductions recently announced between the United Kingdom and China.


I have communicated with the cable company concerned, and am informed that, in view of the recent reductions to which the hon. Member refers and of others made by the company during the last few years, which have resulted in a diminished revenue, the company are unable to make any further reductions at present.