HC Deb 14 July 1919 vol 118 c61W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will give the number of Government messages which have been sent by telegram and cablegram within the last month as compared with the month of January, 1919, and the month of January, 1914?

Lieut-Colonel AMERY

The number of telegrams sent from the Colonial Office on Government service in June, 1919, was sixty-four, and in January, 1919, forty-five; no figures are available for the month of January, 1914. The number of cable messages dispatched last month was, approximately, 1,150, and the same number in January last. In January, 1914, approximately, 350 cable messages were dispatched.