HC Deb 09 August 1911 vol 29 c1313W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in rural districts where telegraph offices are wide apart and half-holidays are given to those in charge by closing small offices, he will see that the whole cost of such half-holiday is borne by the Post Office, and not by charging carriage to those who receive telegrams on such half-holidays and who live outside the ordinary radius of any office other than one closed for a half-holiday?


As I informed the Noble Lord the Member for Wigtownshire, on the 10th ultimo, I have decided that no additional porterage is to charged for the delivery of telegrams from a more distant office when the usual delivery office is closed for a weekly half-holiday.