§ 34. Mr. T. GRIFFITHS
asked the Postmaster-General if he can give an estimate of the damage done to telegraph posts, etc., during the recent storm in South Wales and other parts of the country
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Ernest Bennett)
I am afraid that the full extent of the damage cannot be ascertained for some time, and that it will not be possible to form any reliable estimate for at least another fortnight.
§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
Are the Post Office authorities considering the advisability of putting up steel posts instead of the timber ones that they have to-day? Does he know of the firm that is putting up steel posts in India and in parts of this country, and will he make inquiries?
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
May we take it that the damage that recently occurred in South Wales is being attended to?
§ Sir E. BENNETT
We are proceeding as rapidly as possible and employing on it a large amount of labour. Directly the estimate is in my hands I will send it to the hon. Member.