HC Deb 15 May 1882 vol 269 c659

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the concession to the Sub-Marine Telegraph Company for laying cables between England and France would bar the Post Office from assenting (with or without the concert of the French Government) to the laying of cables between the English Coast and the Varne Lightship, and the Lighthouse on Cape Grinez, for the special purposes of enabling shore warnings in cases of ships seen to be in distress in the Channel; and, whether, if private persons are ready, at their own cost, to lay any such cables, he would give consent accordingly?


Sir, the concession held by the Sub-Marine Telegraph Company does bar the Post Office from assenting to the laying of such cables as those referred to in my hon. Friend's Question.