HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 c1866W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider the advisability of introducing a system of urgent telegrams within the United Kingdom which will take priority in expedition and delivery over all other telegrams and, as in France, will be charged at an increased rate?

Viscount WOLMER

The telegraph service in this country is normally rapid, and such cases of delay as occur are usually due to factors which a system of priority could not wholly nullify; it would not, therefore, be possible to guarantee sufficient acceleration to compensate for the suggested higher charge.