HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 cc1813-4
46. Mr. HURD

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware of the growing diversity of policy and practice as between this country and the Dominions in the matter of Empire wireless facilities; and whether, with a view to unity in this matter, he will adopt the suggestion of the Empire Press Union and invite the Governments of the Dominions to confer with our own Government, so as to bring an end to the present confusion and give the Empire a system at least as effective as those of foreign countries?


No, Sir. My information does not bear out the suggestions made by my hon. Friend. The arrangements in connection with the institution of the Imperial Wireless Service are proceeding satisfactorily, and there is general accord between His Majesty's Government and the self-governing Dominions in regard to the subject.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that representatives of all the Dominions, especially as regards the Press, do not at all take that view, and that they believe that the whole thing is moving into confusion?


May I suggest to my hon. Friend that not everything that appears in the Press on this subject is quite accurate, and that it might be useful to him to put himself in communication with my hon. Friend the Postmaster-General, who, I am sure, would be glad to-talk with him on the subject?

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