To ask the President of the Ministry:—
(a) If it is the case that the collection of Customs and Excise lies at present in the hands of the British Government, and that that Government causes a commission to be payable on such collection;
(b) If so, what the rate of this commission is per centum;
(c) If it is not the case that the Post Office, with an annual loss of over a million sterling, was instantly transferred to the Provisional Government;
(d) Whether it would not be possible to make arrangements to write off the loss on the Post Office, as taken over from the British Government, against the collection of Customs and Excise;
(e) And whether the Ministry will now suggest such a course to the British Government, or, in the alternative, carry this suggestion forward to the final financial settlement between the two countries under the provisions of the Treaty.