HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c1202
24. Mr. Winterbottom

asked the Post master-General what proposals he has for omitting the time of receipt stamp on telegrams as part of the proposed changes in Post Office practice.

27. Mr. Hobson

asked the Postmaster-General what proposals he has for stopping the use of time and date stamps on telegrams.

Mr. K. Thompson

The time of receipt at the local office is usually written in on the delivered copy of telegrams, but this practice is not invariably followed and consideration is being given to discontinuing it. The time of handing in of a telegram is included in the preamble to the text and shows the recipient how long the telegram has taken to reach him. It is not proposed to alter this arrangement.