§ Mr. MORTON
asked whether the French and German Governments had a post office at Pekin, and, if so, why had the British not got a post office there?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton)
There are French and German post offices at Pekin. As regards the second part of my hon. Friend's question, so far as it is a postal matter, it does not appear that the number of British subjects residing in Pekin apart from the Legation is sufficient to justify the establishment of a British post office there.
§ Mr. BUXTON
If circumstances alter. We have consulted the Foreign Office on the matter, and they agree that under existing circumstances there is no need apart from the Legation to start a British post office there.