HC Deb 12 June 1939 vol 348 c891
49. Mr. Montague

asked the Postmaster- General when the present arrangements for block contracts with the ring of telephone manufacturers expire?

Major Tryon

There are a number of contracts for the supply of telephone equipment. These contracts expire at various dates up to 1942. The principal contracts, which relate to the supply of exchange equipment, subscribers apparatus, and telephone cables, expire on 31st March, 1940, 31st October, 1941, and 30th June, 1941, respectively.