HL Deb 03 April 1879 vol 245 cc253-4

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colo- nies, What progress has been made towards carrying out telegraphic communication with the Cape of Good Hope?


in reply, said, that as the negotiations between the Treasury and the Eastern Telegraph Company and the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company were still in progress, he could not make any statement further than to say that the moment the negotiations were completed he would lay the Papers relating to it on the Table of the House.