HC Deb 13 May 1889 vol 335 c1849
MR. RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)

asked the Postmaster General whether it would be possible to make arrangements with the railway companies so that postal or private telegrams could be sent from and received at the railway stations where no other telegraph station exists?

*THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (MR. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge

On the 4th May of last year I stated in this House, in reply to a question put to me by the hon. Member for the Chester-le-Street Division of Durham, that there were nearly 1,600 railway stations open for the transaction of telegraph business on behalf of the Post Office. I may add that arrangements are continually being made with the railway companies to open additional stations for telegraph business, where there are the necessary facilities for transacting it, and I shall always be glad as opportunity offers to communicate with the companies in regard to any reasonable application for such facilities.