§ 19. Mr. Urwin
asked the Postmaster-General how many telephones were manufactured in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967, respectively; and what will be the estimated number in 1968, 1969 and 1970; and what are the respective percentages for development areas, including specific figures for the Northern Region.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
As the Answer is a table of figures, I am circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Slater
Yes, and I can assure my hon. Friend that the greater proportion of the manufacture of telephones takes place in the development areas. When he sees the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT, I am sure that he will be pleased with them.
§ Sir A. V. Harvey
Can the hon. Gentleman say what effect the fire at the Plessey factory in Yorkshire, causing £3 million damage, has had on the production of telephones?
§ Following is the information:
|Year||Quantity||In all DAs||In Northern Region|
|A reliable estimate for 1969–70 is not yet available.|