§ Mr. MIDDLETON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will lay upon the Table the terms of the temporary licences granted to the Marconi Company to send, receive and transmit put lie messages?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS:
As the hon. Member was informed on the 12th December last, no formal licences have been issued, but provisional permission has been given to the company to carry on wireless services with France, Spain and Switzerland. This permission was given by letter, and is subject y to withdrawal, without giving rise to any claim for compensation, if a suitable agreement is not come to between the Government and the company as to the conditions on which licences for such communication will be granted. Any agreement that may be arrived at will be laid before Parliament.