HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2050-1

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the two directors of Imperial and International Communications, Limited, who are approved by the Government, have yet submitted a report to the Government; and, if not, whether it is part of their duty periodically to submit a report?


It is no part of the duty of the two directors of the company approved by the Government to submit periodical reports and none have been received.


May I ask what advantage is supposed to accrue from the appointment of these two directors?


Are we to assume that these two directors have disregarded the Government and are now engaged in a Press campaign against the Cabinet?

61. Mr. MALONE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether His Majesty's Government will instruct the representative of His Majesty's Government on the Imperial Communications Advisory Committee to institute an inquiry into the charges for communications by Imperial and International Communications Company throughout the Empire?


One of the primary duties of this Committee is to consider charges for communication. I am informed that the Committee already have under consideration the question of charges between different parts of the Empire. In the circumstances I see no reason for instructing the representatives of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom in the sense indicated.