§ Mr. KINLEY
asked the Postmaster-General the numbers of the staff engaged in converting overhead telegraph and telephone services to underground services; and when it is estimated that the work will be completed?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
Underground wires are provided to supplement or to replace overhead wires according to circumstances, and this work is continuously going on as part of the general constructional programme of the Post Office. It is not practicable to say how many of the men employed on constructional work are required specifically for replacing overhead wires by underground.