§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Armagh, I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he intends to continue the installation of the central battery system in connection with Post Office telephones; and whether he is aware that this system has not found favour in other countries on account of the number of relays required and other causes of expense.† See (4) Debates, cxxx., 564.
It is intended to continue the use of the central battery system for Post Office Telephone Exchanges in London. It has given excellent results, being both efficient and economical. I am not aware that this system has not found favour in other countries. On the contrary, I am informed that it is generally adopted for large Exchanges in America, and it is either already in use, or about to be introduced, at important Exchanges in several European States.