§ Mr. HENNIKER HEATON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has succeeded in arranging with the administrators concerned for the outward despatch, viâ the Siberian route, of newspapers and commercial papers from this country to the countries of the Far East at the normal rates for such countries; and whether he is aware that such class of mail matter comes over this route from the Far East at the same rate for newspapers and commercial papers as if sent viâ Suez or viâ America?
§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
I regret that it has not yet; been possible to obtain any reduction in the very high charges for the conveyance of mails by the Trans-Siberian route from the Russian Government. I have therefore felt it my duty, in concert with other important European Post Offices, to continue to restrict the use of this route to letters and postcards.