HC Deb 12 August 1890 vol 348 c725

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether a person can telegraph 100 words from Germany to this country (making allowance for the average rate of exchange) for 14s. 8d., whereas the same person must pay 16s. 8d. for telegraphing 100 words to Germany, the difference in the charge being thus 13¾ per cent.; whether £1 sterling will pay for telegraphing 136 words from Germany to England, but only 120 words from England to Germany; and why this discrimination against England has been agreed to?