HC Deb 22 February 1937 vol 320 c1633
33. Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Postmaster-General what telephone installation equipment has been ordered abroad in the last 12 months, and whether he can state its nature and its value?

Sir W. Womersley

During the last 12 months telephone equipment of foreign manufacture was ordered to the net value of £1,131. This was for the extension of certain old exchanges which were introduced experimentally when the automatic system was in its infancy. They are likely to be replaced by exchanges of standard type at no distant date. The purchase of foreign manufactured goods for 1936 represents less than one-tenth of 1 per cent. of the total purchases of exchange equipment by the Post Office.