HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 cc999-1000
42. Lieut.-Colonel J. WARD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any reply has been sent to the communication addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies on 25th April, 1919, by the officer administering the government of Hong Kong urging the construction of a high-power wireless telegraph station for commercial purposes; and, if so, what was the nature of the reply?

The UNDERSECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Lieut.-Colonel Amery)

The question of wireless facilities at Hong Kong is intimately connected with the general question of wireless communication within the Empire. A copy of the Report of the Imperial Wireless Telegraph Committee (Cmd. 777) has been sent to the Governor in reply to the despatch referred to, as any local proposals must obviously be affected by the general scheme.