§ 40. Colonel Sir ARTHUR HOLBROOK
asked the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that it is proposed to send a commission to New York to study the working of the telegraph system in that country, he will consider the desirability of sending also a commission to study telephone conditions in that country, having regard to the superiority of the American system?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Representatives of the British Post Office have visited the United States to study telephone conditions at different times during the last few years, and within the past six months the Engineer-in-Chief to the Post Office has been there. Further, very close contact is maintained between Post Office and American telephone experts. In the 984 circumstances I do not think it desirable at the present time to send a telephone commission. I must not be taken as admitting the superiority of the American system