91. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Postmaster-General if he is satisfied with the telegram service provided by the Post Office; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
On average the Post Office delivers a telegram by hand in about an hour from the time it is handed in, and within half an hour if it is delivered by telephone. The overall standard of the service is good despite the annual £2 million-£3 million loss; but difficulties do occur on Saturdays at certain peak times in the year, mainly due to heavy use of the Greetings Telegram service.
92. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the extent to which it is the practice of the Post Office to accept
Establishment Numbers in post Establishment Numbers in post Establishment Numbers in post 1.10.65 3.1.66 1.10.66 2.1.67 31.7.68 31.7.68 Telecommunications Traffic grades Telecommunications Traffic Officers 1,300 1,326 1,445 1,431 1,627 1,605 Telecommunications Traffic Superintendents 1,050 * 1,111 * 1,281 1,240 Senior Telecommunications Superintendents 470 * 508 * 614 583 Chief Telecommunications Superintendents 150 * 158 * 194 186 Principal Telecommunications Superintendents 14 * 11 * 33 42 Controllers 11 * 12 * Nil Nil *1,727 *1,851 *Note: Only the total number in post can be given for these grades for 3.1.66 and 2.1.67 as detailed figures are not available.