39. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why the sum of £768 is provided in the Estimates for telephones at Hampton Court, which is inhabited for the most part by 2191 private persons; and whether, in view of the need for public economy, he is taking any action in reducing this Estimate?
§ Captain HACKING (for the FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS)
The whole of the charge in question is a payment to the Post Office in respect of a fire-alarm system installed for the protection of the Palace.