Hong Kong Mails.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 18th April 1934.

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Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett , Aberdeen North

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asked the Postmaster-General whether mails to this country from Hong Kong sent via Siberia are transmitted via Dairen and Manchuli or via Vladivostok?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

According to the latest information in my possession, mails to this country from Hong Kong sent via Siberia are forwarded via, Japan, Fusan, Hsinking and Manchuli.

Photo of Mr John Burnett Mr John Burnett , Aberdeen North

Is there not considerable dislocation of business and widespread complaint resulting from the delay?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

In any case, the responsibility for the routes for the carriage of mails coming from the Colonies to this country is solely the responsibility of the Colonial post offices concerned.

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Are these mails forwarded to this country by air, or by obsolete methods?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

If the train is an obsolete method, it is obsolete, because the mails are forwarded by train.