HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1186
14. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Post master-General when it is expected that the new post office at Newport will be completed; and when the new telephone exchange will be available.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The new wing of the post office at Newport should be completed by the end of 1952 and the new automatic telephone exchange by the end of 1953.

Mr. Freeman

In view of the long delay that has already occurred in starting these two projects and in view of their great urgency, could my right hon. Friend see that every practical step is taken in pressing them forward to completion at the earliest possible moment?

Mr. Ness Edwards

I can assure my hon. Friend that we are now pushing on as hard as we can with everything.