65. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Ian Fraser
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the list of EFM standard text telegrams used for the transmission of messages to serving men by code numbers contains no message such as "I am going to have a baby"; and will he include a number for this information.
§ Captain Crookshank
Yes, Sir. But the EFM service with standard phrases has been available for nearly three years, and I have not previously heard of any request for the inclusion of a message such as my hon. and gallant Friend suggests. If there is a great demand for the inclusion of such a message among the EFM phrases, I will endeavour to arrange this when the list is next revised.
§ Sir I. Fraser
Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that there is an increasing number of happy young expectant mothers who want to send these messages?
§ Mr. Sorensen
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that sometimes such a message will be received with considerable bewilderment?