HC Deb 09 April 1952 vol 498 c228W
36. Mr. Maudling

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General for what purpose the General Post Office Cable Ship "Monarch" is going to the United States of America; and who will pay for the cost of the trip.

Mr. Gammans

Her Majesty's Telegraph Ship "Monarch" has been chartered by the Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated of the United States of America to carry out cable laying operations for that Company in American waters. The charter is subject to the normal commercial terms and conditions, and the whole of the costs will be paid by the Bell Telephone Laboratories in dollars.