§ Sir HENRY NORMAN
asked the Postmaster General if the Marconi Company are erecting a station in Wales for the purpose of Transatlantic wireless communication; if a licence has been given or promised for this station; and, if so, whether it is the policy of the Post Office to grant a licence for this purpose to any British wireless telegraph company giving adequate proof of financial standing and technical competence?
§ Captain NORTON
No licence has been given or promised to the Marconi Company in respect of a further station for Transatlantic communication; but the company have been informed that the question of granting a licence for such a station will be considered when a final Report has been received from the Select Committee on the contract for the Imperial Wireless Chain. It is understood that the company are proceeding with the erection of buildings intended for such a station on a site in North Wales, but they have been warned that their action is entirely at their own risk. Subject to any considerations which may arise out of the recommendations of the Select Committee, and subject to reasonable conditions as regards non-interference between the various stations, it would be the policy of the Post Office to grant a licence for this purpose to any British wireless telegraph company giving adequate proof of financial standing and technical competence.