HL Deb 16 September 1909 vol 2 c1233


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, according to the purchase agreement with the National Telephone Company of 1903 plant and other property are to be taken over by the Post Office and the price to be paid is to be subject to arbitration arranged by the Postmaster-General. The object of this Bill is to give further powers to the Railway and Canal Commission to determine differences with respect to telegraphs, including telephones. The matter has been before the National Telephone Company, who agree to the Bill.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Earl of Granard.)

On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.