MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that during certain portions of the time of the sittings of this House the telegraph instruments are fixed on the public counter of the telegraph office, and that the signals can be heard by people, buying stamps or transacting other business; and, if so, whether he will take steps to secure the secrecy of telegrams.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) My attention had not previously been called to the fact, but I will look into the matter and communicate with the hon. Member.