HC Deb 11 June 1912 vol 39 c690
64. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Postmaster-General whether any, and, if so, what special arrangements were made by his Department for the transmission of telegrams from the Epsom racecourse last week; the number of operators engaged; the number of telegrams sent; and the net profit or loss to his Department in connection therewith?


These particulars are not yet available in their entirety, but I will communicate them to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

65. Mr. HOGGE

asked the number of complaints, prosecutions, and convictions, respectively, recorded against Post Office servants and other persons connected with the back-coding of racing telegrams and stealing letters, etc., addressed to commission agents, respectively, during the last five complete years?

Captain NORTON

I am unable to state the number of complaints connected with the back-coding of racing telegrams made during the last five years, but during that period there have been fifteen prosecutions affecting in all ten Post Office servants and twenty persons not in the Post Office service. All except two Post Office servants and one person not in the Post Office service were convicted. There is no special record of the loss of letters addressed to commission agents.