HC Deb 22 June 1896 vol 41 c1564

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether Germany has a Parcel Post to Japan while England has not; whether parcels sent from England to Japan by post still go to Hamburg or Bremen, and are carried back to England en route for Japan in German ships; and, if not, whether such parcels are placed on board German mail ships calling at English ports on the way to Japan; and whether he can state the causes of the delay in arranging a Parcel Post of our own between England and Japan?


Germany has a Parcel Post to Japan, while at the present moment England has not. Parcels from England for Japan are not forwarded to Hamburg or Bremen, but since November they have been embarked on board the German mail packets at Southampton. Arrangements have now been made between the English and Japanese Post Offices for a direct exchange of parcels, commencing on the 1st of October. The delay in making these arrangements is entirely attributable to the Japanese Post Office.

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