§ Mr. F. ROBERTS
asked the Postmaster-General (1) whether he can indicate the results of the experiments undertaken by the Midland Railway Company and the London and North Western Railway Company with regard to the establishment of wireless communication between the more important points on their railway systems;
(2) what progress has been made as the result of the extended trial of wireless communication in connection with the British railway system, which was undertaken by the Marconi Company with his consent?
§ Mr. PEASE
Permission was given in 1920 to the Midland Railway Company to establish wireless communications between certain points on their system and to the Marconi Company to conduct tests of such communications on the system of the London and North Western Railway Company. The Marconi Company pro- 1243W posed last year to supplement the preliminary tests on the London and North Western Railway by a more extended trial, and they were offered a licence for the purpose, but the proposal was not proceeded with. So far as I am aware, no experiment in wireless communication on railways have since been carried out.