HC Deb 24 October 1899 vol 77 c572
COLONEL MILWARD (Stratford-upon-Avon)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the great anxiety for the latest news from the seat of war, and to the impossibility of obtaining information in country districts on Sundays, it is possible, with the co-operation of the Postmaster General, to send any important news that may be received on Sunday mornings to the postal telegraph offices throughout the country which are open from 8 to 10 a.m.


I have ascertained that this proposal involves a considerable tax upon the Sunday staff of the Post Office. But the Secretary of State will confer with the Postmaster General with a view to meeting the suggestion, at any rate during any critical phases of our operations in South Africa.