§ 20. Mr. MARCUS SAMUEL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that it is possible to telephone from Paris to Saigon or from Holland to the Dutch East Indies, he is taking any steps to secure the establishment of telephonic communication between London and Malaya; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
Yes, Sir, steps are being taken to establish telephonic communication between London and Malaya, and the service will be opened as soon as the necessary equipment, which is on order, can be installed in Malaya.