§ Major GLYN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the advantage of providing an alternative to the present type of desk telephone which would combine the hearing and speaking instruments similar in pattern to those in universal use in France and other countries?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The pattern of telephone in general use in this country was adopted because of its proved superiority in regard to transmission of speech. The question of using other patterns has often been reviewed, and should improved types be designed, the matter would receive further consideration.