§ 57. Mr. Harry Howarth
asked the Postmaster-General when work will start on the building of the Giro Central Office.
§ Mr. Howarth
I thank my right hon. Friend, but will he go a little further and state the expected completion date and whether there will be any delay in this building?
§ Mr. Benn
We do not expect any delay. It was decided only last July to have the Giro system and work on the building starts next April. It will come into operation in 1968. With the prospectus that is coming out soon, we believe that this is being tackled well within the terms of the Labour Party manifesto, to which the hon. Member for Howden (Mr. Bryan) referred earlier.