§ MR. FIGGINS
asked the Postmaster General, If he contemplates extending 1570 the Money Order System to the Eastern Presidencies; if not, if he would state the nature of the difficulties in granting this great accommodation to the commercial community having small transactions with India?
§ MR. MONSELL
said, in reply, that it had been the desire of the Post Office to extend the money order system not only to the Eastern Presidencies, but to India generally. Some difficulties were raised, however, by the Indian Government as to the terms of the arrangement; but about nine months ago it was supposed that those difficulties had been got over. Accordingly a despatch was sent to India with an intimation that the arrangement would be immediately carried out if a reply was received by telegraph. From that time to the present no communication on the subject had been received from the Indian Government.