§ 2. Mr. NORTH (for Mr. LYONS)
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the inconvenience caused by the fact that all wireless messages sent from India to England have to be paid for on a gold franc basis, he will direct that all inter-Imperial wireless messages transmitted from India to this country by the Imperial and International Communications, Limited, shall in future be assessed and paid for on a basis of sterling or the currency of origin?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Butler)
Although the rates charged for wireless messages sent from India to England are based on the gold franc in accordance with the international practice laid down in the International Telecommunication Convention and the Regulations attached thereto, to which India is a party, the charges to the public are fixed in rupees.