SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAG-GREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General what is the present arrangement for carrying on the postal service between Aden and the Somali coast, and the expenditure on that service; whether it is in contemplation to make any alteration in that arrangement; and, if so, what would be the estimated cost thereof.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
I have no information of recent date as to the arrangements in force for the conveyance of mails between Aden and the 842 Somali coast. To the best of my belief, a local steamship company is employed for the purpose; but the service is not provided by the Imperial Post Office; and I am not in a position to furnish the particulars asked for.