§ MR. LANE (Cork Co., E.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he could recommend the Postmaster General to adopt the word "Parliament" as a registered telegraphic address in the telegraph offices of the United Kingdom, for messages sent to Members attending at Westminster, and in substitution for the words "House of Commons, London?"
§ VISCOUNT GRIMSTON
asked, Whether the time of the Post Office officials could not be further saved by the adoption 253 of an abbreviation of the word Parliament to "Parlt.?"
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
For the reasons which I stated in reply to a Question of the hon. Member for Northampton, it is, in the opinion of the Postmaster General, undesirable to extend the system of registered addresses for inland messages. "House Commons, London" (three words), preceded by the name of the Member, is a sufficient address without being registered, and the adoption of the word "Parliament" instead of the words "House Commons" would only save one word, while it might create confusion by including both the House of Lords and the House of Commons, for it would, of course, apply to the House of Lords. The Postmaster General has, however, the question of telegrams to both Houses under his consideration; and the suggestion of the noble Viscount that "Parliament" should be written "Parlt." will, no doubt, receive consideration.