HC Deb 07 April 1873 vol 215 c645

asked the Postmaster General, If he will state to the House out of what funds the Post Office authorities have defrayed the expenditure on account of Telegraph Extensions up to March 31st, which is believed to have amounted to about £800,000, and for which no provision has been made by Votes in Parliament?


Sir, at the suggestion of the Committee on Public Accounts, of which my hon. Friend is an active member, an investigation is now going on into the matter to which his Question refers. The result of that investigation will be laid before the House, and I put it to my hon. Friend whether it would not be better to postpone any inquiry on the subject until that investigation is completed.