HC Deb 29 July 1953 vol 518 cc1276-7
6. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if, to save expense, he will arrange for telegrams addressed to persons who are connected with the telephone to be telephoned and not to be delivered by motor-cycle.

Mr. Gammans

It is our normal practice to deliver telegrams by telephone if this would be cheaper or appreciably quicker than delivery by hand. If my hon. Friend has any particular case of failure in mind, I shall be glad to look into it.

Sir W. Smithers

While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him to make it widely known, so that expense can be saved on this head.

Mr. W. R. Williams

Is it not a fact that this practice had been in operation for many years, and is it not time that the hon. Member for Orpington (Sir W. Smithers) brought himself up-to-date on these things?

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