§ SIR SBYMOUK KING (Hull, Central)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, when the contract between the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company and the Admiralty was negotiated, the Admiralty were prohibited from extending the benefits of their contract to the Army; whether similar privileges and Tights were secured at the same time for the Army; and, if so, to what extent have they been availed of.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) I am informed that the Admiralty are pledged not to extend the benefits of their contract with the Marconi Company to other Departments. As regards the rest of the Question, no rights or privileges have been secured for the Army from the Marconi Company.