§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that messages, intended to be telegraphic, sent from the post office attached to this House, and from other offices in or near the centre of London, to addresses in the E.C. and W.C. districts are never placed on the wire at all, but are conveyed as written by the senders in pneumatic tubes; whether such messages on arrival at the office of destination are copied on to a fresh piece of paper before being delivered to the addressee; and, if so, why this expenditure is incurred.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENEEAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
The facts are substantially as stated. It is necessary, for accounting purposes, to retain the original, stamped, form of all telegrams, and consequently copies must be made for delivery.