Orders of the Day — Telephones.

– in the House of Commons on 17th February 1922.

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Ordered, "That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the organisation and administration of the Telephone Service and the method of making charges."

Ordered, "That the Committee have power to appoint from outside its own body such persons as it may think fit for the purpose of obtaining special expert or scientific information or advice upon the subject matter of their order of reference. Sir Evelyn Cecil, Mr. Hayward, Mr. Hodge, Mr. Hohler, Mr. Holmes, General Sir Archibald Hunter, Sir Evan Jones, Mr. Lynn, Sir William Lane Mitchell, Captain Moreing, Mr. Perring, Sir Alexander Richardson, Mr. Rodger, Mr. Royce, and Mr. Waterson nominated Members of the Committee."

Ordered, "That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records."

Ordered, "That five be the quorum."——[Colonel Gibbs.]

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

It being half-past Four of the clock, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 3.

Adjourned at Half after Four o'Clock till Monday next, 20th February.