§ Colonel DAY
asked the Postmaster-General the number of officers and personnel, together with their cost, employed for the purpose of checking telegraph charges?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The staff engaged in the accounting offices in checking the charges on inland telegrams averages 24, at a cost, including supervision, of about £5,000 a year. It is not practicable to give figures as regards foreign telegrams, the work of checking the charges being inseparable from other accounting work relative to such telegrams.