HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 c99W
69. Commander Noble

asked the Postmaster-General what is the latest hour for the dispatch of telegrams to London, within a radius of 50, 100, and 200 miles, respectively, so that their receipt on the same day is assured.

Mr. Hobson

Generally speaking, within the radial distances mentioned delivery in London the same day is aimed at for telegrams handed in up to 6 p.m. but varying factors, in particular a shortage of delivery staff, may affect the position at individual offices. After 6 p.m. senders are advised to use a telephonic address, if possible. Every effort is made to deliver telegrams of vital urgency up to all hours.