HC Deb 17 August 1909 vol 9 c1351W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that on the 1st ultimo considerable delay was caused to Admiralty telegrams in the Dublin telegraph office by the inability of the sorting office authorities to correctly read the context of a message; is he aware that wrong instructions were issued to the telegraph office on the authority of a junior sorting clerk and telegraphist of scarcely two years' service; and will he say if it is the practice in the Dublin sorting office for Service messages to be signed by junior members of the rank and file?


I have made inquiry in the matter, and do not find that the alleged delay took place. Routine Service messages are sometimes initialled by a junior officer on behalf of his chief at Dublin, as elsewhere.