§ Mr. RONALD McNEILL
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?
§ Mr. PEASE
The delivery of telegrams from Elham Railway Station was withdrawn at the instance of the railway company, who were unable to provide the necessary messenger service.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.