§ MR. C. FENWICK: (Northumberland, Wansbeck)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the reduction of telegram porterage in rural districts is the cause of much inconvenience and loss to rural postmasters in consequence of the difficulty they have to find porters willing to carry telegrams at the reduced rate; if so, what steps he intends to take to remedy this matter?
§ MR. HANBURY
The rates authorised for the delivery of telegrams have recently been under consideration, and, as a rule, they appear to be adequate. If, however, in any particular district they 1356 should from any cause be inadequate, they will be increased as circumstances may require.