§ 53. Mr. Day
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that American telegraph companies make no additional charge for the address on a telegram, with a result that much time and labour is saved owing to the absence of incorrectly addressed telegrams, he will consider adopting the same system in the country in order to further popularise the Post Office telegraph service?
§ Major Tryon
The question of allowing the address of a telegram to be transmitted free of charge has been considered on several occasions in the past, but my predecessors have always reached the conclusion, with which I agree, that the concession would not lead to increase of business sufficient to make good the loss of 1527 revenue per telegram. I am glad to say that very few telegrams are incorrectly addressed.