§ Mr. BAKER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the Marconi Company is negotiating for the control of the Imperial wireless stations to be situated in India; and whether, having regard to the importance of these stations in that they will, as relay stations, control the route to Australia, he will advise the Indian Government to Own and control these stations?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
My Noble. Friend has no official information. He has, however,3106W seen Press statements regarding the formation of an Indian radio telegraph company. Invitations to tender for the formation of an Indian company to erect and work a high-power station were issued in February last, applications being receivable up to 1st August. Certain rights of purchase and control are reserved to Government in the conditions of the tender. My Noble Friend is not at this stage prepared to advise the Government of India to reverse their policy.