HC Deb 06 March 1896 vol 38 c357

On behalf of Mr. HENNIKER HEATON, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether a telegram from Dover to Calais is first sent to London, then to Paris, and from Paris to Calais, in place of being forwarded direct; and, whether steps are being taken to change this arrangement?


A telegram from Dover to Calais is ordinarily sent from Dover to London and from London to Calais direct. It would only be sent by Paris when the Calais wire was interrupted or taken for other traffic. The existing arrangement works satisfactorily, and there is no intention to alter it.