HC Deb 26 August 1907 vol 182 cc166-7
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.


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 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.