§ MR. VERNEY (Buckinghamshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General what progress has been recently made in his attempts to introduce leadless-glaze ware in the Post Office Contracts.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
I am sorry to say that my experience with leadless-glazed insulators which have been bought in large quantities for years, has not so far been altogether satisfactory. Up to now the glaze is so much inferior to the lead-glaze as to affect adversely the insulation of a telegraph line. I am, nevertheless, still using a considerable number of leadless-glazed insulators where it is possible, and I have been in communication with my right hon. friend the Member for the 167 Forest of Dean with the view of increasing the number of firms who will make them at a reasonable price, and I hope with improved insulation.