HC Deb 28 February 1912 vol 34 cc1346-7

asked whether the concessions obtained by the prompt business methods of a foreign company last week from the Government of Portugal for the erection of the new wireless telegraphy stations on the Portuguese coast will be equipped with the apparatus of the Marconi or another system; and, if the latter, whether British warships will still be able to avail themselves of the facilities provided by the new stations as freely as if the more unacceptable offer of the Marconi Company had been entertained by the Portuguese Government?


The first part of the hon. Member's question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. As regards the latter part, under the Berlin Convention, Portuguese commercial wireless stations of any system would be open to communicate with ships equipped with any system.