HC Deb 06 November 1911 vol 30 cc1446-8W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to delays in telegraph work in many parts of the country; whether representations have been made to him that these delays are due in large measure to systematic understaffing; and whether he has caused any, and what, inquiries to be made with reference to those representations, and with what result?


Full inquiry is made into all complaints of telegraphic delay and the circumstances are carefully investigated. I am informed that complaints are fewer now than they used to be; and, on the whole, the service is better, notwithstanding that from various causes there has been a great increase in the work during the current year. Where increase of force is necessary it is given, and it is a misapprehension to suppose that there is systematic understaffing.