§ MR. J. M. ROBERTSON (Northumberland, Tyneside)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that the total correspondence passing through the Egyptian Post Office in 1906 increased to 58,000,000 as against 50,770,000 in 1905, and that since the introduction of the penny postage the correspondence exchanged between Egypt and the United Kingdom and British Colonies has increased by 60 per cent., he will now endeavour to induce the Egyptian Government to place Egypt on an equal footing as to postal rates with the United Kingdom and the Colonies.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
As the penny postage already exists I do not under stand to what difference the hon. Member's Question refers.