HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 c2270
84. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the, Secretary of State for the Colonies the normal or average time of transmission of first priority Government messages to Australia and from Australia and to New Zealand and from New Zealand?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The average time of transmission in the cases referred to, that is from the arrival of a messenger at one cable office to the departure of a messenger from the other cable office would be, I understand, about an hour.