§ MR. CHARLES DEVLIN (Galway)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will state the total amount paid by: His Majesty's Government to the German Government during the last fiscal year for the carriage by steamers of German lines of His Majesty's mails to the United States.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
The. amount paid for the period in question was £1,550; but as the payments are based on periodical statistics the sum represents the correspondence which was specially addressed to be sent by German steamer when the last statistics were taken. Fresh statistics will be taken next year, and it is impossible at present to say what sum will then be payable.