§ Mr. BURGOYNE
asked the Postmaster-General what proportion the number of telegrams sent per annum bears to the number of telegraph forms printed and issued; and what the cost of these forms is per 100,000?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The proportion is, roughly, as five to six. It will be understood, of course, that a single telegram may cover more than one telegram form. As regards the cost, the contract is placed with the Stationery Office, but I may say that the prices in such contracts are usually regarded as confidential.