§ MR. WYVILL (Yorkshire, W.R., Otley)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, seeing that the underground telegraph cable from London to Birmingham is on the point of completion, it is the intention of the Department to extend the cable to the great industrial centres of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY, Preston)
If the underground telegraph cable from London to Birmingham proves successful, the Postmaster General will carefully consider in what other directions underground wires can with advantage be laid down with a view to increasing the stability of the telegraph system. He is not at present in a position to give any assurance in regard to any particular locality. It is an entirely new experiment.