HC Deb 18 March 1898 vol 55 c236
MR. C. J. ENGLEDOW (Kildare, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he has considered the desirability of making no charge for the cost of delivery of all telegrams for the first three miles?


No charge is made in respect of telegrams delivered within three miles. As to telegrams delivered beyond that distance the Postmaster General has given consideration to the question of making no charge for the first three miles; but in view of the liberal extension of the area of free delivery accorded last year in connection with the Jubilee concessions, and of the reduction then made in the porterage for long distances, he does not see his way to make any further concession in the direction indicated by the hon. Member.