HC Deb 26 October 1899 vol 77 c740

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that continued annoyance exists at the full charge being levied for re-transmission by wire of a telegram, at the charge of 1d. for postage for a re-directed telegram whilst letters are re-directed free, at the charge of 2d. by the Government for giving a receipt for a telegram, and at the charge of one guinea per year being made for a registered address; and whether he can see his way to afford relief in any or all of these grievances.


The Postmaster General is not aware that any general annoyance is caused by charges which are made for specific services rendered to the public; and he does not see his way to withdraw them. The answer to both paragraphs is No.