§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
asked, Whether the Postmaster General would give Notice before bringing on his Telegraph Acts Amendment Bill, which stood on to-day's Paper as third Order?
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE,
in reply, said, he could not undertake to give Notice, but would promise not to bring it on after half-past 11.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
appealed to the right hon. Gentleman, on the ground that his noble Friend was suffering from indisposition, which rendered it inconvenient for him to remain in attendance at the House for an indefinite period.
MR. ALDERMAN W. LAWRENCE
gave Notice that on the second reading of the Bill he should move—That, in order that 6d. telegrams may become a reality and a great boon to large classes of the community, now debarred from telegraphic communication by the heavy minimum charge of 2s. for a telegram and reply, it is absolutely necessary that if any charge is made for addresses it should be a fixed one, and not varying with the number of words, figures, or letters, and such charge should not exceed 3d."
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
subsequently announced that he did not propose to bring on the Bill at a later hour than 10 o'clock.