§ 31. Sir PHILIP DAWSON
asked the Postmaster-General what amount the Post Office has spent in the year ended 31st December last on telephone cables and cables in general; and what amount it proposes to spend in the present year?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)
Purchases of lead-covered paper-core cables (including armoured cables) fall into two classes:
- (1) Cables purchased from and laid by contractors;
- (2) Cables purchased from contractors and laid by the Department's own workmen.
§ As regards (1) the orders placed or expected to be placed are
|Year to 31st December, 1933||240,000|
|Year to 31st December, 1934||250,000|
§ As regards (2) the amounts spent or expected to be spent are
|Year to 31st December, 1933||520,000|
|Year to 31st December, 1934||450,000|