HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 cc63-4W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Postmaster-General the latest time of day that telegrams can be dictated over the telephone in London with the certainty that they will be delivered to their distination in England that same evening.

Mr. Marples

For hand delivery the time varies betwen 5.0 p.m. for telegrams addressed to more remote areas to 7.0 p.m. for telegrams for the larger towns. Telegrams for delivery by telephone will normally get through the same day if they are dictated by 10.0 p.m.