HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 c411
7. Commander Kerans

asked the Postmaster General by what authority postmen are made aware of the contents of telegrams before delivery to the householder.

Mr. Mawby

A postman is not made aware of the contents of a telegram he delivers save in very exceptional circumstances when disclosure is unavoidable. These exceptional cases are covered by authorities contained in the domestic rules of the Post Office.