HC Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 c378

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that the Telegraph Office at Dungeness has recently been placed in the house of the agent of Foreign tug owners, and, having regard to the suspicion thus aroused in the minds of British tug owners and others that this gives advantageous priority of information to their foreign rivals, if the Postmaster General will take an early opportunity of considering whether it, would not be better to have the office removed to a more neutral location?


The Postmaster General is aware of the fact mentioned by the hon. Member, but he has received no representations on the subject from British tug owners. When he decided to extend the telegraph to the house in question, he had every assurance that the sub-postmaster would act in strict accordance with his duty and he sees no reason to remove the office.