Report from the Select Committee on Radiotelegraphic Convention; With the Proceedings of the Committee

Report from the Select Committee on Radiotelegraphic Convention; With the Proceedings of the Committee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...or national resentment in the event of England not ratifying?--I am afraid I do not quite follow the gist of your question, Sir. 1977. I will put it in this way: At the present time, owing to geographical considerations, it is more convenient to German vessels, French vessels, Dutch vessels, Russian and Scandinavian and other countries' vessels to communicate through British stations?--That is so. 1978. It is not at any rate possible that, owing to the geographical position--the advantage that we possess--even if there might be great resentment in foreign countries on our refusing to ratify, the big commercial interests concerned would feel after all that they could not afford to boycott England and that it would be advisable to go on communicating with English stations?--It seems to me, Sir, they would be debarred from communicating from the very fact that they had joined the Convention. Each country would have to license its ship stations. It must be borne in mind that all these ships will have to carry licences to intercommunicate, and that very fac; would bar them from communicating with English coast stations, and they would say: Well, traffic may suffer a little, but that is a minor question; and as England has declined to ratify the Convention let England suffer the consequences, which would be the loss of traffic. 1978. Could you state very briefly what would be the objection to England, whilst not refusing to ratify the Convention, stating that she wished to reserve her decision for a period of years, in the same way that Italy is doing--not for the same reason, but in a similar manner?--I am afraid Sir, the effect would be equivalent to a refusal to ratify, with the dangers that have been foreseen; the dangers of interruption...show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843177
  • 9781236843173