HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 cc415-6
MR. JOHN HUTTON (Yorkshire, Richmond)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he will now consent to Richmond-Yorkshire, where the word Yorkshire is an essential part of the address, and other similar compound names, being treated as one telegraphic word.


Richmond, Yorkshire, can scarcely be regarded as a compound name. The one being the name of the town and the other of the county, they form two distinct words, and the Postmaster General fears that they could not be treated and charged for as one without creating anomalies which it is desirable as far as possible to avoid.