§ CAPTAIN BAGOT (Westmoreland, Kendal)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, in case the Post Office purchase from the National Telephone Company their trunk lines as contem- 1182 plated, he will provide that all telephonic exchanges having the use of such trunk lines in connection with their own exchanges shall give facilities to other exchanges, irrespective of their ownership, for communication with their subscribers through such trunk lines?
THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY, Nottingham, E.)
The subject has been carefully considered, and the agreement now in course of negotiation does provide for the facilities contemplated by the hon. Member.