HC Deb 10 March 1926 vol 192 cc2296-7
81. Captain CAZALET

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the institution in this country of night letters such as are in use in the Dominions and the United States of America; and whether any scheme to establish them has been considered by his Department?


A service is already in operation under which night telegraph letters may be sent between towns in which the head offices are open till a late hour at night, for delivery by first post the next morning. They may be handed in at, or telephoned to, a head office at which the service is in operation at any time before midnight (or before its hour of closing if that is earlier than midnight), or posted in time to reach it by the same hour. The rate is 1s. for 36 words or less, and 1d. for every three words beyond 36. Full details are set out in the Post Office Guide.

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