xxxvi + 659pp. 33 x 20cms. Cloth spine on stout grey boards. Hardback.
The terms of reference for this Select Committee were "To inquire and report whether the Telephone Service is, or is calculated to become, of such general benefit as to justify its being undertaken by municipal and other local authorities, regard being had to local finance; and, if so, whether such local authorities should have power to undertake such service in the districts of other local authorities outside the area of their own jurisdiction, but comprised wholly or partially in the same telephone area, and what powers, duties, and obligations ought to be conferred or imposed upon such local authorities." The principal questions to be answered were 1.) Is the telephone service of general benefit, or likely to become so? 2.) Is the Post Office hindered by legal agreement or otherwise from competing with the National Telephone Company? 3.) Ought there to be competition, or should the telephone service be run by local authorities?
Select Committee REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON TELEPHONES; Together With The Proceedings Of The Committee, Minutes Of Evidence, And Appendix. Ordered to be printed, 12th August 1898. (212)
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- Condition: Top 6cm of back strip missing; back strip split away down the front edge; minor wear to edges of covers; library stamp on title-page; otherwise very good.
- Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London
- Publish Date: 1898