HC Deb 06 July 1936 vol 314 cc859-60W

asked the Postmaster-General which countries of the Empire are linked up by a system of intra-Empire telephonic communication; and will he endeavour to establish at an early date a service between British Malaya and the United Kingdom in view of the fact that the Dutch East Indies and French Indo-China have been in wireless communication with Europe for some years?


The Commonwealth of Australia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Ceylon, India, Kenya, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa and Northern and Southern Rhodesia are now linked with this country by radiotelephone. Interconnection between most of these services is provided by way of London. I understand that additional equipment is being installed in Malaya which will, it is hoped, enable a service to be established with this country in the near future.