HC Deb 15 June 1882 vol 270 cc1232-3

asked the Postmaster General, If, taking into account that nearly a month has elapsed 6ince ho informed the House that he was considering the application of the London and Globe Telephone and Maintenance Company, Limited, for a licence, he can now state the decision at which he has arrived; and, if not, within what period he expects to be able to announce his decision?


Sir, the question as to the granting of Telephone Exchange licences involves many important and difficult issues. The subject has been for some time engaging my careful attention; and, although I regret that I cannot fix the precise time when I shall be able to announce a decision, I can assure the hon. Member that there shall be no unnecessary delay. I could not, within the limits of an answer to a Question, state the points that have to he considered, nor do I think it expedient that they should now be stated.