§ *MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the proposals contained in the Report of the International Conference on Scientific Investigations in the North Sea, will effect be given to the proposal to connect the Faroe Islands and Iceland by telegraph with the rest of Europe; and, if so, will he state at whose cost the work will be undertaken.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord CRANBORNE,) Rochester
The Great Northern Telegraph Company have applied for a licence for a cable to be laid from the Shetland Islands, via the Faroe Islands, to Iceland, and a favourable reply has been given to this application. The company have stated, however, that the establishment of the proposed cable is dependent upon sufficient financial support being obtained.