HC Deb 21 November 1968 vol 773 cc1514-5
35. Mr. Bryan

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that 162 telegrams dispatched from the Girling brake factory on 1st November to workers in the Cwmbran area, inviting them to a meeting to discuss a return to work plan, were sent in error by train to Padding-ton; and if he will order an inquiry into this matter.

Mr. Stonehouse

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypool (Mr. Abse) on 7th November.—[Vol. 772, c. 149.]

Mr. Bryan

Did not the importance and the numbers of that particular batch of telegrams warrant special treatment for the consignment?

Mr. Stonehouse

I was most concerned about this experience, and I have taken special steps since to ensure that it will not occur again. There will now be a fail-safe procedure to ensure that such signals do not go astray.

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