HC Deb 12 April 1920 vol 127 c1381
38. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to take steps to make the charges on Press telegrams balance the loss of over £200,000 per annum now incurred?


I have been asked to answer this question. Increased charges on Press telegrams came into force as recently as the 1st January last, and it is not proposed to increase them further at present.

Commander BELLAIRS

Is the Estimate I have given correct: that over £200,000 a year is lost on these telegrams, and is it the policy of His Majesty's Government to subsidise millionaire proprietors of newspapers?


My hon. and gallant Friend should address that question to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.