§ Sir R. Rankin
asked the Postmaster-General what is the reason for the long delays and irregularities which at present occur in the mails between this country, France, Italy and Switzerland; and whether he can give an assurance that these delays will be ended as rapidly as possible?
§ Captain Waterhouse
Mails for France, Italy and Switzerland are being despatched twice daily, and the incoming correspondence from these countries, which is also received twice daily, is delivered as soon as practicable after receipt in this country. I am in communication with the French postal authorities as to the possibility of reducing the time occupied in the transit of the mails through France.