HC Deb 16 July 1903 vol 125 c848
MR. LOUIS SINCLAIR (Essex, Romford)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether, having regard to the fact that mails from Tientsin and other Chinese towns are sent to England in from twenty-four to twenty-six days by the Trans-Siberian route, whereas mails from England to those towns are sent by the Suez Canal route occupying from thirty-five to forty-five days, he will take an early opportunity of arranging for the mails from England to go by the Trans-Siberian route.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) I am endeavouring to come to an arrangement with the Russian authorities to enable persons in this country to send correspondence to the Far East by the Trans-Siberian route.