HC Deb 02 March 1911 vol 22 c710W

asked the Postmaster-General why telegrams from the commercial salesrooms in London to Liverpool take so long in transmission, and particularly why between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. they take from half to three-quarters of an hour; whether the attention of the postal authorities has been on several occasions called by business firms in Liverpool to this serious delay; what explanation can he offer for this hindrance to business; and whether he has taken any, and what, steps to remedy it?


A direct wire between the Commercial Sales Booms in London and the Liverpool Head Post Office has been specially provided in order to escape the necessity of transmission through the Central Telegraph Office. When messages are handed in in large batches their treatment must take some time, though the delay mentioned by the hon. and learned Member is rare, and occurs only during the busiest hour. I am enquiring whether any improvement can be made.