HC Deb 30 May 1924 vol 174 c749W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give particulars of the Danish Great Northern Telegraph Company which has been granted a monopoly of telegraph traffic between Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries, with special reference to its board of directors, capital and profits, place of registration, shareholders, general activities and interests, and its associations with other companies?


The Great Northern Telegraph Company has no monopolistic or preferential rights in this country. It owns and works the cables connecting Great Britain with Denmark and Sweden, and has, for many years, provided a telegraph service with those countries and with other places in Northern Europe as well as the Far East. I regret it is not possible within the limits of an answer to a question to give an account of the company's general activities, interests, etc., but. the hon. Member will find a considerable amount of detailed information in the "Manual of Electrical Undertakings."