§ MR. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)
On behalf of the honourable Member for Burnley I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Postmaster General has given his attention to the complaints from time to time addressed to the Department with reference to the defective telegraphic arrangements between Burnley and London; whether he is aware that messages between those places very ordinarily occupy an hour in transmission, whereas similar messages between Manchester, Birmingham, and London average only 10 or 12 minutes?
§ MR. HANBURY
It does not appear that any recent representations have been addressed to the Postmaster General in regard to the alleged defective telegraphic arrangements between Burnley and London. Burnley has good communication with London through both Liverpool and Manchester, and it is not known that the time occupied in transmission is so long as stated. Inquiry shall, however, be made into the matter.