HC Deb 29 April 1873 vol 215 cc1139-40

asked the Postmaster General, Whether Postmasters in particular offices have the power of charging a different rate for telegrams sent in the French language to any part of the United Kingdom, to those in English; and, whether a Postmaster is justified in charging for such telegrams at the rate of one shilling per twenty syllables instead of one shilling per twenty words; and, if so, the grounds on which such special charge is made?


in reply, said, that the practice referred to was that of the old Telegraph Companies, and it had been discontinued at every Telegraph Office in the United Kingdom since the 17th of February last.