HC Deb 28 May 1900 vol 83 c1513
MR. JOHN BUTTON (Yorkshire, Richmond)

I bog to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he will allow the telegraphic address, Richmond, Yorkshire, which is charged as two words, to be changed to Richmond-upon-Swale, so that it may be charged as one word.


Richmond - upon -Swale does not appear to be the name of the place in question, and the Postmaster General has no power to rechristen it. If the name of the place is altered by any duly constituted authority the alteration will, of course, be accepted by the Post Office, with the result indicated in the hon. Member's question.