§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he would, in delivering telegraphic despatches within the three-mile limit, define the three miles to count as three miles along the county road nearest to the person to whom the telegram was directed, or supposing a well defined public pass leading from the public road to the person's house existed, the messenger should follow that private way, rather than the public road, in order to come within the three-mile limit?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
This is the practice which should now be followed, as stated in my reply of the 28th March. I should be obliged to the hon. Member if he would give me particulars of any case in which the distance is not calculated by the shortest route ordinarily available.