§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Postmaster General has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House papers respecting an International Parcels Post with France and Italy, which would enable the House to understand the nature of the difficulties which have already retarded this arrangement for more than two years?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER)
In reply to the hon. Member, I beg to say that it would be unusual, while negotiations are in progress—and such is the case 370 as regards the Parcel Post Conventions with France and Italy—to publish the Correspondence. The Postmaster General informs me that the difficulties which have prevented the establishment of a Parcel Post with France and Italy at as early a date as with some other Continental countries are on the point of being satisfactorily settled; and he hopes that the Parcel Post with the two countries in question will now be speedily inaugurated.