HC Deb 31 May 1897 vol 49 cc1624-5
SIR LEWIS McIVER (Edinburgh, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he will consider the feasibility of introducing into London the system of pneumatic messages which works so satisfactorily in Paris and Berlin?


The question of the establishment of a pneumatic post in London has been more than once under consideration, but the Postmaster General and his predecessors have not seen their way to recommend the very large expenditure which would he necessary to the construction of an efficient system.


asked whether there were not now in the east and west central districts of London a sufficient number of pneumatic tubes to enable an experiment to be tried?


said he was aware there were several tubes, and lie would inquire whether an experiment could be made.