§ Mr. BRUNNER
asked the Postmaster-General whether the Post Office charge a royalty of 10 per cent. upon the cost of removal of exchange telephone apparatus from one room to another in a private house; and whether he will state under which section of the Post Office Acts such a charge is made?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Under the licence granted to the National Telephone Company in 1884, a royalty of 10 per cent. is payable by the company upon the gross revenue arising from their exchange business. A very small portion of this revenue consists of amounts charged by the company in respect of the removal and rearrangement of subscribers' apparatus.