HC Deb 12 April 1922 vol 153 c438W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is taking any steps to comply with the request for installation of telegraph and telephone facilities at the post office in Elham, Kent; whether he is aware that the delivery of telegrams from Elham Railway Station has been discontinued, and that telegrams now have to be sent from Lyminge, a distance of over two miles, for which delivery fees are charged; whether a promise was given in 1919 that, when war conditions had been removed, consideration should be given to the supply of the facilities asked for at Elham; and whether he can now say that the telegraph and telephone will be installed there as soon as possible?


The delivery of telegrams from Elham Railway Station was withdrawn at the instance of the railway company, who were unable to provide the necessary messenger service. I am reconsidering the question of extending telegraph and telephone facilities to the sub-post office at Elham, but I am afraid that the cost will be heavy, and that a substantial guarantee against loss will be required. Delivery fees are not chargeable for telegrams delivered at addresses within three miles of the delivery office.