§ MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that on Saturday last a telegram dispatched from Stourbridge at 4.5. p.m. was timed as having reached Wolverhampton post office at 7.46 p.m.; and, as this is the second case of the kind within fourteen days, will he give Wolverhampton the same attention as other important business centres.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
The hon. Member refers, no doubt, to a football telegram addressed to the Wolverhampton Express and Star, last Saturday, and a football telegram addressed to the same paper from Manchester on the 10th instant. The first of these two telegrams appears to have reached Wolverhampton in due course. One page of it was apparently delayed in delivery, but I cannot say how the delay occurred without local inquiry. The other telegram was delayed at Manchester, not at Wolverhampton. I regret that these cases of delay should have occurred, but there is no reason to suppose that Wolverhampton has less attention than other business or football centres.