HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc634-5
64. Colonel Ropner

asked the Postmaster-General what quantity of telegraph poles were imported by his Department during 1938; and what percentage of these were carried in British ships?

Sir W. Womersley

During the year 1938, 266,875 telegraph poles were imported, of which 6,435 or about 2½ per cent. were carried in British ships.

Mr. Logan

Were these British ships built in foreign ports?

Sir W. Womersley

I cannot say, but we shall welcome British shipowners who will undertake this particular kind of work.

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