HC Deb 14 May 1928 vol 217 cc669-70
60. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the Postmaster-General the cable and wireless communication rates for Government messages to and from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, respectively?

Viscount WOLMER

The rates for British Government telegrams to all parts of Canada are the same by cable and wireless, the rate to Ottawa being 4½d. a word. To Australia the rate is is. 0½d. a word by cable, and 10d. by the Post Office wireless service. To New Zealand the rate is 1s by cable; no wireless service is available. To the Union of South Africa the rate is 10d by cable, and 8d by the Post Office wireless service. All these rates apply to Government telegrams in both directions.

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