HC Deb 05 May 1903 vol 121 cc1367-8

To ask the Postmaster-General if he will give instructions to the telegraph offices throughout the kingdom that telegrams addressed to the various postal districts, such as E.C., S.W., and E, shall be accepted and duly transmitted to London without the word London being necessarily added to the address.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The existing instructions provide that telegrams handed in at provincial offices for well-known streets or suburbs in London may be accepted without the word London appearing in the address. The senders of such telegrams are, however, strongly advised to include the word in the address in order to avoid risk of delay or non delivery, there being less liability to mistake or delay if the fuller address be given. It has to be borne in mind that Liverpool, as well as London, is divided into postal districts.