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Telegraph (Money) Bill

Volume 41: debated on Tuesday 10 August 1920

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Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.

My Lords, this Bill follows the normal custom where capital outlay is required for the improvement and development of the telephone system. The last Bill of this character was passed in 1913. This corresponds to that Bill in method and in the amount of money involved. It authorises the Treasury to raise a further sum of £10,000,000 for telephone development and the actual expenditure year by year is, of course, subject to Treasury control.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a .— (The Earl of Crawford.)

On Question, Bill read 2a : Committee negatived.

Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bill read 3a and passed.