asked the Postmaster-General whether he can give any information in regard to the claim of £916 against the Birmingham Corporation relative to the moving of telegraph lines; what action he now intends taking in the matter; and whether negotiations were entered into to settle the matter out of court?
The claim against the Birmingham Corporation was the subject of a friendly test case for the settlement of an important question of interpretation of the Telegraph Acts. The matter concerns not only Birmingham, but highway and town planning authorities generally; and it was essential to obtain an authoritative decision by the Courts. The question whether any further action should be taken is now under consideration.
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