76. Lieut.-Colonel Sandeman Allen
asked the Postmaster-General the number of telegrams between Liverpool and London which took over two hours to deliver during the last convenient month?
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Sir Walter Womersley)
Information in the form sought by my hon. and gallant Friend is not available; but a snap-check of telegrams between Liverpool and London taken last October revealed an average time from acceptance to delivery of about 45 minutes, and in no case did the time reach two hours. If my hon. and gallant Friend knows of any such cases, I shall be glad to make inquiries if he will furnish me with particulars.
Lieut.-Colonel Sandeman Allen
Does the hon. Member realise that the business community in Liverpool consider that the telegraphic service is far too slow and unreliable?
§ Sir W. Womersley
If the hon. and gallant Member will bring any cases of slow delivery to my notice, I will inquire into them.