§ MR. ALDEN
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the Report of the Committee on Press Telegrams states that the Murray Creed system is not ready; whether he could inform the House as to the expense that has already been incurred in connection 731 with this system, the amount that has been paid to Mr. Murray, and the length of time it has been under discussion; and whether he will explain why the Department has refused to test or examine an English invention which has actually been in successful operation for the last twelve months in London.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
The hon. Member seems to be under some misapprehension. The statement in the Report in question is merely that the Murray Creed System (as at present developed) is too delicate to be recommended for general use. But it has been in use by the Post Office for about two years with satisfactory results, and I am satisfied that the expenditure incurred in connection with it has been fully justified. Perhaps the hon. Member will let me know what is the invention he has in mind. A number have been tried within the last year or two.