HC Deb 20 March 1896 vol 38 c1461

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he can state what steps have been, taken to remove the objections raised to the official Submarine Cable Code and to prevent error in the transmission of messages; whether, in particular, the objections put forward by English commercial bodies have been communicated to the framers of the Code; and whether a revised edition of the Code will appear; if so, at what date?


The objections raised to the Official Vocabulary by English Commercial bodies have been communicated to Berne. As to the rest of his Question, I think I must refer the hon. Member to the remarks I made on the 30th August last in response to some observations of the hon. Member for the Blackfriars Division of Glasgow on the Telegraph Vote. I will only add that Delegates of this country to the International Conference in Buda Pesth will use their best endeavours to promote a satisfactory solution of the Question.