§ Mr. Pritt
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the new invitation for an imperial telecommunication conference which may decide the whole future of telecommunications policy including the question of public ownership was sent out just after the formation of the present Government and proposed a meeting in mid-July; and what justification exists for seeking to get this policy decided before the new Parliament can deal with it.
§ Sir J. Anderson
The invitations to this conference were sent out in April last. The object of it is to discuss certain proposals which emerged from Lord Reith's visit to the Dominions earlier this year, and to propose a plan for consideration by the Governments concerned. There can be no question of a decision on policy until the results of the conference are known.