§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Postmaster-General how many licences have been issued by him to wireless exchanges up to date; what is the approximate number of subscribers; what is the number of staff employed by him to ensure that the terms of the licences are adhered to; and what methods are adopted by such staff for that purpose?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The number of licensed wireless exchanges in operation at the end of last month was 295, and the number of subscribers to these exchanges was 151,685. No special staff is employed to ensure that the terms of the licences for wireless exchanges are duly observed; but exchanges are from time to time inspected by a local officer of the Post Office. Any serious irregularity in the conduct of a wireless exchange could hardly fail to come to the knowledge of my Department through complaints from subscribers or otherwise, and would render the licence for the exchange liable to withdrawal.