HC Deb 07 February 1908 vol 183 cc1227-8
MR. JOWETT (Bradford, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General, whether he appointed a Departmental Committee to investigate and report upon the complaints made by newspaper proprietors with regard to delays and errors in the transmission of Press messages over public wires; whether allegations were made that the Post Office had given preference to certain newspaper proprietors in regard to the leasing of telegraph wires, that enabled them to compete unfairly with newspapers in other adjacent towns; and whether, in view of the proposals made by the Departmental Committee, he will lay the Report upon the Table of this House.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) My reference to the Departmental Committee was not in the terms suggested by the hon. Member. I shall be glad to hand him a copy of the Report, with my Minute thereon, and will place copies in the Library, but I do not know that there would be any advantage in having it printed and circulated as a Parliamentary Paper.