§ MR. BLUNDELL MAPLE (Camberwell, Dulwich)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can obtain a translation of the documents issued by the Austrian Government giving explanatory details of the Zone system of fares recently adopted upon the railways of that Empire, and whether he will lay the same upon the Table?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir J. FERGUSSON, Manchester, N.E.)
The Zone system of fares on railways is in force in Hungary, but not in Austria; and as yet only for passengers and not for merchandise. We have not received any documents giving explanatory details. Her Majesty's Consul General will be instructed to make a Report on the subject.