§ DR. WARD
asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is true, as stated in the Dublin papers, that very serious irregularities, amounting in some instances to practical failure, occurred in the transmission of telegraph press messages from Galway to Dublin on the occasion of the late Galway races; and, whether he can state to what these irregularities were due, and if he will direct an inquiry to be made into the circumstances?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS,
in reply, said, that on the occasion of the late Galway races a great number of Press messages, amounting to 12,500 words, 1069 were handed in late at night for transmission from Galway to Dublin. No sufficient notice of such messages had been given, and they were not transmitted to Dublin without some delay. He believed, however, that, with one exception, the messages were all delivered in time for publication in Dublin.