HC Deb 02 December 1959 vol 614 cc1171-2
27. Mr. Channon

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is satisfied with the working of the inland telegraph service; and if he will make a statement.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Reginald Bevins)

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. Ross) on 25th November, 1959. I will gladly consider any views my hon. Friend would like to put to me.

Mr. Channon

Will my right hon. Friend confirm that there is no truth in any of the rumours that he is considering the abolition of the inland telegraph communications service, which plays such a vital part in the communications of this country?

Mr. Bevins

Yes. I have no imminent changes in view for the telegraph service, although we would all like to cut down the substantial loss.