HC Deb 04 March 1925 vol 181 c446W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a telegram handed in at the House of Commons Post Office at 8 p.m. cannot be accepted for delivery in Tottenham or any district in Greater London the same evening; and whether he will consider the advisability of arranging a later hour than 8 p.m.?


Telegrams are not delivered by messenger after 8 p.m. outside a radius of four miles from Charing Cross. Those addressed to telephone subscribers in any part of London are delivered by telephone from the Central Telegraph Office up to 11 p.m., or later if they are urgent. I regret that I cannot undertake further to extend delivery by messenger after 8 p.m.