§ MR. BEAUCHAMP (Suffolk, Lowestoft)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether any licences for the 34 establishment of wireless telegraph stations have been granted to the Corporation of Lloyds.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
Licences have been promised to the Corporation of Lloyds for a number of stations, and will be issued very shortly. Their settlement has been delayed by difficult questions arising out of the relations between Lloyds and the Marconi Company. In connection with the matter, I take the opportunity of making an explanation. On the Post Office Estimates the other day, I thought it my duty strongly to comment on some circulars issued by the secretary of Lloyds in regard to this matter, † Since then I have received communications from the secretary stating that the circulars in question were issued in good faith. This assurance I, of course, accept, and am glad to withdraw any words which might imply the contrary.