HC Deb 09 August 1878 vol 242 c1641

wished to ask the Postmaster General a Question with respect to the Telegraphs Bill. That Bill contained a clause which proposed to monopolize for the Post Office all the telegraphic inventions now existing or in prospect. He understood that an arrangement had been made with the Telephone Company at a private meeting. He wished to know, Whether the clause to which he referred would be persisted in, or whether the privilege given to the Telephone Company would be extended to other telegraphic inventions?


in reply, said, he had already given Notice of his intention to move the omission of the 3rd clause, which was the one referred to, if the second reading of the Bill was agreed to.