HC Deb 14 March 1899 vol 68 c777
SIR J. FERGUSSON (Manchester, N.E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is intended to issue a Treasury Minute embodying the whole scheme of telephone development, whereof only a part is provided for in the Telegraphs (Telephonic Communications) Bill, as was done in 1898; and whether such Minute will be laid upon the Table before the Second Reading of the Bill?


It is evident that the House should be possessed of adequate information as to the proposed mode of giving effect to clause 2 of the Telegraph Bill when it comes on for a Second Reading, and probably the best method of giving this information will be by a Treasury Minute.