HC Deb 07 December 1926 vol 200 cc1903-4

asked the Postmaster-General whether any arrangements are in hand for the erection of beam stations in other parts of the British Empire following that now being completed for communication with South Africa?

Viscount WOLMER

The agreement with the Marconi Company provides for the erection in this country on behalf of the Post Office of beam stations for communication with corresponding stations in Canada, Australia, South Africa and India. The stations for the Anglo- Canadian service are now operating; the stations for the Anglo-Australian service are undergoing preliminary trials and are expected to be ready for the, official tests in a few weeks; the stations for the Anglo-South African and Anglo-Indian services will, it is hoped, be completed early in the New Year.

Commander BELLAIRS

Can the Noble Lord say anything about arrangements for overland service as well as for oversea?

Viscount WOLMER

It; is not necessary to have a beam service over land.