HC Deb 21 May 1874 vol 219 c622

asked the Under Secretary for the Colonies, Whether any steps have been taken by the Secretary of State to induce the Government of Newfoundland, in the interest of Europe and America, to terminate the Telegraph monopoly in that Island; and, whether, in view of the importance of the subject, there is any objection to lay before Parliament at an early day any Correspondence that may have passed between the late or present Secretary of State and the Governor of Newfoundland and other persons on this subject?


, in reply, said, there had been some confidential Correspondence on the subject between the Colonial Office and the Governor of Newfoundland; but, owing to the recent change of Administration in that Colony, there had been no opportunity for the views of the present Ministers to be laid before the Secretary of State. The latest information received was, however, to the effect that the subject was engaging their attention. It would, therefore, not be convenient to produce any Correspondence at present.