§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that the Admiralty have come to an arrangement for the adoption of Marconi's system of wireless telegraphy, he will state what hindrance there is, if any, to the Telegraph Department giving the same facilities for transmitting marconigrams over the public wires as are given to the cable companies; and can he state the present position of the negotiations.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
I am prepared, on proof to my satisfaction that the Company are in a position to deal satisfactorily with the business handed to them, and subject to their compliance with certain conditions required in the public interest, to give them the necessary facilities for the transmission of telegrams to and from their Poldhu Station. I am in communication with the Company and other Departments on the subject.