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Trans-Continental Telephone Service

Volume 355: debated on Wednesday 6 December 1939

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asked the Secretary of State for War who decides the language in which conversations may be conducted on the trans-continental telephone; and whether he will arrange in future, when important trade negotiations are being discussed, that the language of the country in question may be used?

The decision on this matter was made by His Majesty's Government. I regret that security reasons preclude the adoption of the hon. Member's proposal.