§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether the addressee of a telegram has a right to inspect the original; and, if so, whether there is any published rule on the point, or is it in the discretion of the Post Office authorities absolutely to grant or refuse such a request.
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
Telegrams are preserved by the Post Office for a period of three months. During this time the telegrams are as a rule open to inspection by either the sender or the addressee, but there might be special circumstances under which the Postmaster-General would not consider himself bound to produce the original except under the order of a competent Court. The published regulation on the subject will be found on page 85 of the Post Office Guide.