HC Deb 14 March 1905 vol 142 c1361
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W. )

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he can undertake not to appoint the Select Committee upon the Telephone Agreement without giving the House an opportunity of discussing the matter.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I venture to think that a thorough examination of the Telephone Agreement can best be secured by referring it at once to a Select Committee. If hon. Members insist upon raising a discussion upon that reference, I fear that the appointment of the Committee will inevitably be delayed.