HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 c300W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the General Post Office intends to make use of wireless telegraphy for the purpose of sending telegrams; if not, what steps have been taken, or will be taken, to examine the future possibilities of the method of transmission, especially in the case of duplicate telegrams; and what objections there are to a more rapid development along these lines?


Wireless telegraphy is widely used for the transmission of telegrams to other countries and to ships at sea. Under present conditions, however, it would not be practicable or economical to use wireless telegraphy to any large extent for the inland telegraph service, although it is occasionally used for services to outlying islands when the normal lines are interrupted.