HC Deb 26 March 1912 vol 36 c208

asked the Poet-master-General whether he will give the number of words and messages originating from the United Kingdom included in the total of 1,850,000 words which passed over the Pacific cable in the year 1911; and, if the exact number is not available, will he state what was the approximate number?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

I am informed that the number of words and messages during the year which ended on the 31st March, 1911, are respectively 484,182 and 33,026.