Punch,  54 (1868), 90–91.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Telegraphy, Government, Politics, Education, Military Technology, Steamships

    Notes the government's introduction of a bill to nationalize electric telegraphs and points out that since the Civil Service is now 'reasonably educated, we may now hope that our messages will be accurately transcribed'. Also notes that in the House of Lords a question was raised on floating batteries for coastal defence, and reports were heard on the establishment of Charles Seely's committee on Admiralty accounts and dockyard expenditure. (90)

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