HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 c407
18. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he will honour the bi-centenary in January, 1959, of Robert Burns by the issue of a form of greetings telegram explicity designed to commemorate that event.

Mr. Marples

The future place of the telegraph service in our communications system is at present under review by the Advisory Committee whose appointment I announced last December. I expect their Report in a few weeks, and meantime I think that a decision on the hon. and learned Member's suggestion should be held over.

Mr. Hughes

Does that mean that there are some prospects of such a deferred greetings telegram being issued in the near future?

Mr. Marples

No. The whole question will be held over until the Report is received.