§ 25. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can inform the House of the progress recently made in wireless telephony; and what is the fullest distance to which communication can now be made?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
Experiments are in progress to test the possibility of establishing a commercial telephone service between England and the United States of America, and the progress made is described in detail in an official notice recently issued to the Press, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. With regard to the last paragraph of the question, spasmodic communication has been achieved over extremely long distances, but the aim of the experiments which are now being conducted is to devise a system which would give a reliable and continuous service.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Will the right hon. Gentleman promise to do all he can to help the efforts that are now being made?
§ Major BARNETT
Will the right hon. Gentleman consult his colleagues, and especially the Minister of Labour, as to the advantages that can be obtained by the use of loud speakers?