§ Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the Secretary of State for War 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?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The number of telegrams sent on Government service from the War Office (including outlying branches) was 39,275 in January, 1919, and 16,228 in June, 1919. The number sent during January, 1914, was 1,172. The number of cablegrams dispatched was 138 in January, 1914, 5,434 in January, 1919, and 4,353 in June, 1919. In addition, there were sent over the direct official wire to the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Italy and the Army of Occupation in Germany 4,367 telegrams in January, 1919, and 5,044 in June, 1919.