§ Mr. GILBERT
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the delay in delivery of telegrams in the London area; and will he issue orders to the telegraph department to take steps to prevent this delay in the future?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
There have in the past been cases of delay in the delivery of telegrams in London, due mainly to difficulty in obtaining messengers; but this difficulty has been largely overcome; and I am not aware of any recent cases of the kind. The whole question of the arrangements for delivering telegrams in London is, however, now being considered, with a view to improvements in the system.