HC Deb 19 March 1934 vol 287 cc854-5

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that cablegrams sent through the Post Office to places abroad frequently do not reach their destination, although those sent through a cable company do; and whether he will cause an investigation into the matter to be made?


I have no reason to believe that telegrams for places abroad sent by the Post Office are more liable to non-delivery than those sent by other routes. In the two specific cases to which my hon. Friend has called my attention, the telegrams were addressed to countries which are not served by Post Office routes, and they were handed over to a cable company for transmission abroad. The telegram for Panama has been traced; and I will ask the company to which it was handed to make inquiry concerning the cause of its failure. I will also make inquiry concerning the telegram which failed in delivery after arrival in Canada, if my hon. Friend will inform me at what Post Office it was handed in and on what date.


Thank you very much.