§ Mr. DILLON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received a letter from Mr. Wilfrid Blunt, dated 20th April, formally complaining of his correspondence with native Egyptians at Cairo having been subjected to inquisitorial 2127 action, delay, and sequestration during the months of March and April; whether there is any regulation with regard to Egyptian correspondence, recognised by the British Government or the British postal department, which authorises delay in the transmission, the opening, and the non-delivery of letters either at Cairo or in London or on the way between those two places; and whether registered letters between England and Egypt enjoy the same special security against miscarriage guaranteed to those in transmission elsewhere?
§ Captain NORTON
Mr. Wilfrid Blunt's letter of 20th April was duly received. He was informed in reply that there was no reason to think that his correspondence was being irregularly treated in this country, and that inquiry was being made of the Egyptian Post Office on the subject. There has been no time for a reply to be received. So far as I am aware, there is no regulation such as that which the hon. Member describes. The Post Office regulations dealing with registered letters sent between England and Egypt are those of the Postal Union Convention, which are the same for all countries adhering to it.
§ Mr. DILLON
If any reply is received will the Postmaster-General communicate with me or Mr. Wilfrid Blunt?