HC Deb 05 July 1888 vol 328 c422
MR. W. A. MACDONALD (Queen's Co., Ossory)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether titles, which it is often inconvenient to omit in telegraphing, consisting of two letters, such as P.P., C.C., M.D., M.P., &c., may not in future be counted as one word, in the same way as the letters indicating the Postal Districts of London are counted at present?


I regret that I am not prepared to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion. The effect would be to reduce the receipts from telegraph business; and, as a loss is already incurred on that business, I do not consider that I should be justified in taking any steps which would tend to increase the loss.