§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid)
To ask the Postmaster General the approximate time which is taken in the transmission of correspondence from London to Yokohama, Shanghai, and Hong Kong respectively via United States; also the approximate time from London to Sydney via Vancouver and via San Francisco.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) Correspondence despatched from London via the United States reaches Yokohama in from thirty-one to thirty-three days, Shanghai in about forty days, and Hong† See (4) Debates, cxvi., 1203.664 Kong in about forty-three days. The approximate time occupied in the transit of correspondence from London to Sydney via Vancouver is thirty eight days, and via San Francisco thirty-four days.