47. Mr. G. MURRAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in connection with making provision for an efficient telegraph service from Great Britain to, and between, the various British West Indian Colonies upon the termination of the present agreement with the West Indian and Panama Telegraph Company?
Negotiations are still in progress for the construction of a new cable from Bermuda to Barbados and beyond, but I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject at present.
Has the question of wireless telephony and wireless been taken into consideration in connection with this matter?
Yes, Sir. When I was in the West Indies my attention was drawn constantly to these matters and I have ventured to express an opinion on them in my report, which I hope will shortly come before the House.