§ Mr. THORNE
asked the Postmaster-General the amount paid by the Government in respect to wayleaves of telephone wires; and the percentage of such charges to the total Post Office revenue?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The amount in the last published accounts was £45,351, which represents 2 per cent. of the total telephone revenue. Telegraph and telephone wayleaves together represent 1 per cent. of the total Post Office revenue.