§ Mr. Kirby
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is considering any works of extension or development in the city of Liverpool during the next five years; and, if so, whether he will consider expediting the preparation of his schemes so that the work may be brought forward, thereby giving early practical assistance in reducing the unemployment in the city?
§ Sir W. Womersley
A scheme is in progress for converting all telephone exchanges within a seven-mile circle of Liverpool to automatic working as rapidly as possible, and it is not possible to expedite further the carefully arranged programme for erection of buildings and manufacture and instalment of equipment. Nor are there, I regret to say, any postal schemes which can be expedited.