HC Deb 20 May 1924 vol 173 cc2032-3W

asked the Postmaster-General whether negotiations for the sale of Stonehaven wireless station to the Great Northern Telegraph Company are taking place or are contemplated; whether he is aware that the Great Northern Telegraph Company is a foreign company; and if he will state the reasons for the proposed sale?


Some informal conversations have taken place on this subject. I may explain that the company in question is a Danish company, which carries on telegraphic communication between this country and Denmark, Sweden and the Baltic States; and it is considering the question of using wireless as an adjunct to its cables. It is aware that a licence in this regard could only be issued to a company registered in this country. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the recommendation of the Donald Committee on the subject.