HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1988-9W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the present regulations governing Press telegrams?


The regulations governing Press telegrams are the Telegraph (Inland Written Press Telegrams) Regulations, 1927, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member.


asked the Postmaster-General whether he will give in tabular form the amounts received for and the volume of words contained in various classes of Press telegrams for the years 1913, 1923, 1933, and 1934, or such information as can be prepared with reasonable convenience on these lines?


The only figures readily available are as follow:

Financial Year. Revenue for Year from Press Telegrams. Estimated total number of words handed in as Press Telegrams.
1913 140,600 Not available.
1923 91,200 73,074,000
1933 86,500 68,510,000
1934 91,800 71,812,000
The words in Press telegrams repeated to multiple addresses, and charged at the "copy" rate, are not included in the above figures, no particulars of the number of words in "copy" messages being readily available.