HC Deb 07 June 1921 vol 142 cc1678-9
40. Mr. A. T. DAVIES

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the public dissatisfaction with the administration and accounts of the Post Office telegraphs and telephones, he will appoint a committee of chartered accountants and representative business men to inspect and report upon these undertakings?


The administration of the telephone service is now being examined by a Select Committee of the House of Commons. The system of commercial accounts of both the telephone and telegraph services were based on the Report of a Committee advised by Sir William Peat, and I am not aware that any serious criticism has been made upon them. I do not think it is desirable to appoint any further Committee at the present moment.