§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, what is the sum spent annually by the Post Office on examination of telephones, and by whom is such examination made; and whether such examination is made by experts, and how are they selected?
§ MR. HANBURY
The examination of telephones is carried out as part of the examination of telegraphic apparatus, and no separate account is kept of the cost incurred in respect of telephones. The examination is made by officers of the engineering staff, who are selected for their special fitness for the duty.