HC Deb 28 May 1924 vol 174 c458W

asked the Postmaster-General whether a licence has recently been granted to a Danish company giving them a monopoly of telegraph traffic between Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries and Northern Russia; and the terms of such licence?


The question no doubt refers to the Great Northern Telegraph Company of Denmark. It has recently been agreed to extend this company's licence until the end of 1934, the preferential rights to unrouted traffic which the company has hitherto enjoyed being surrendered. The terms of the company's licence are similar to those granted to other companies which are permitted to land cables in this country.