The Sessional Papers Printed by Order of the House of Lords, or Presented by Royal Command, in the Session 1900

The Sessional Papers Printed by Order of the House of Lords, or Presented by Royal Command, in the Session 1900

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...originally to the low rates which you charge at the present time, which other towns have not got the advantage of I--During last year the net amount received from the domestic water rate was 70,115/.; from the public water rate (which, as I explained, is Id. per . on the entire rental) we received 18,479/., altogether 80,000/. odd; but for supplies of water other than for domestic purposes we received 116,362/. 2862. Your charge for gas is much lower than in any ordinary towns in Scotland i.--Yes. 2863. Does the same reason apply to your reduction of the price of gas?--I have no doubt it does, but inasmuch as our charge for gas is uniform, and every consumer, large or small, domestic or public works, pays the same, we Sir William Dunn--continued. have no means of differentiating it, and telling how much is obtained from domestic supply, ana how much from public works. Every consumer pays precisely the same price, and is charged on the same basis. 2864. Coming to the question of telephones, is it the case that virtually nearly every private house in the neighbourhood of Glasgow has got a telephone; are telephones used very generally--They are used very generally: 1 am afraid not so widely as your question might imply, but they are used in increasing numbers. 2865. Is it not the fact that it was the action of the National Telephone Company that induced you to apply for the powers you got?--It was. We did everything we could to come to terms with them. We asked them to endeavour to give us a better and more efficient service; and they said they could not do it except at a greatly increased price, because it would require a large outlay of capital, which must be returned to them, and they could hold out no prospect of a reduction of the price, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236635280
  • 9781236635280