HC Deb 07 April 1930 vol 237 c1772
66. Major GLYN

asked the Postmaster-General whether, as one means of making the use of the telegraph service more popular, he will consider revising the Regulations so that an address consisting of two words or more, in addition to the name of the town, may count as one word when such words are shown in the official directories as being connected by hyphens?


The Regulations provide that a combination of worth which is regularly hyphened shall count as one. If the hon. and gallant Member will let me know the cases he has in mind, I will inquire into them.

Major GLYN

Is it not a fact that in London and other cities there are many street addresses that consist of more than one word? It is surely detrimental that they are not included as one pennyworth.


A word that is hyphened in the official directory is counted as one word.

Major GLYN

The House of Commons itself counts as 3d., I understand.