§ 34. Mr. MACLAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the large potential demand for transatlantic telephony, he can hold out any prospect of the rates being reduced in the near future?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The possibility of reducing the rates in the transatlantic telephone service is considered from time to time, in consultation with our partners in the service, but I am unable to hold out any immediate prospect of a reduction.
§ Mr. MACLAY
Will the right hon. Gentleman look on the matter as one of considerable importance in view of the increased trade that might come about if ordinary business firms were able to speak daily across the Atlantic?