§ 40. Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the fact that a large proportion of the unrouted cable messages handed in at post offices are forwarded over the lines of foreign-owned companies, whether he will take steps to ensure that such messages are transmitted via British cable companies and thus extend the Buy British movement to British services as well as goods?
§ Sir K. WOOD
It is and has for many years past been the policy of the Post Office to arrange that unrouted telegrams for places overseas should, as far as possible, be forwarded by British-owned routes. I know of no foundation for the suggestion that a large proportion of the unrouted cable messages referred to are forwarded over the lines of foreign-owned companies.