§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that it took four hours to send a telegram from the scene of the automobile race to London; and, if so, will he state whether any special arrangements had been made by the Dublin office to provide extra clerks for despatches, Press and otherwise, on this occasion; whether there is any breakdown in the cable connecting the two countries; and what steps he intends taking to prevent such delay.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. AUSTEM CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
Special arrangements were made 30 for dealing with the telegraphic traffic on the occasion of the automobile race, but I much regret to find that serious delay occurred in the transmission of telegrams between Ballyshannon and London. I am investigating the cause.