HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 cc1723-4
MR. THORNTON (Clapham)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that at the district office of Battersea, at Lavender Hill, there is no copy of the register of telegraphic addresses; and that there is no copy obtainable nearer than at the office at South Side, Clapham Common, which is at least one mile distant from the Lavender Hill office; and whether he will take steps to rectify this omission in order to prevent the inconvenience at present occasioned to persons using the Battersea district office for telegraphic purposes.


Registers of telegraphic addresses are not supplied officially for the use of the public at any post office. The copy at the sub-office the hon. Member refers to is no doubt the private property of the sub-postmaster, who allows his customers to consult it.

In further reply,


said he was not sure that those who had registered addresses would care to have them thrown open to the public.