HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 cc726-7W
Sir H. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade on what grounds his Department frequently refuses applications for internal telephone installations?

Mr. Dalton

Highly skilled labour and scarce materials are required in the manu- facture and installation of internal telephone systems. Applications are granted, therefore, only where such systems are shown to be indispensable to the performance of work of national importance.