HC Deb 24 November 1909 vol 13 c191

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.


Will the right hon. Gentleman further consider the question?


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.