HC Deb 25 November 1959 vol 614 c367
46. Mr. Ross

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the future of the telegraph service.

Mr. Bevins

In its Report of last year, the Advisory Committee, under Sir Leonard Sinclair's Chairmanship, endorsed the continuance of a nation-wide inland telegraph service. The Committee regarded it as an essential, though shrinking, part of our communication facilities, while recognising that a substantial deficit was unavoidable. A Joint Departmental Committee is now considering how the service can be made to operate more efficiently and more economically in the light of the Advisory Committee's Report. No change in the telegraph tariff is at present contemplated.