HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c200W
150. Mr. Donner

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the continued shortage of spare wires for underground telephone cables; and what steps have been taken to increase the production of them.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Yes. As I explained in my reply on 18th December, 1947, to the hon. Member for Westbury (Mr. Grimston) we are providing additional underground cables within the limits of our restricted resources. Production of subscribers' cables for the Post Office is being reduced in order to permit of increased exports.