HC Deb 29 January 1941 vol 368 cc580-1W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the impossibility of getting into touch with the telegraph operator to whom one has already dictated a telegram over the telephone which it is essential to modify without delay, he will consider evolving some arrangement under which this would be possible in the interests of smooth working?

Captain Waterhouse

No useful purpose would be served by further reference to the operator who has taken a telegram, since it immediately passes out of his or her control. If the sender of a telegram wants to alter its text after he has dictated it, he should telephone "Telegrams enquiry," stating his exchange and number, the time of dictation of the telegram, the name and address of the addressee and particulars of the modifications desired in the text. If the telegram has not already been forwarded, the alteration asked for will then be made.