HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1486-7W

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?


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.