HC Deb 09 April 1900 vol 81 cc1520-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is in a position to report any progress in connection with the proceedings of the Pacific Cable Committee, and whether the difficulties that arose from certain concessions to a competing scheme by some of the Australian Governments have been satisfactorily adjusted.


I understand that the Pacific Cable Committee has made considerable progress, and is now considering the terms of a Report on the matters referred to it. The Report will deal with the question of the offer made by the cable companies to the Australian Governments.