HC Deb 23 February 1955 vol 537 cc163-4W
85. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the estimated cost of the decision to convert airfields at Alor Star, Kuantan and Gong Keda into bases suitable for jet fighters and bombers; and whether this cost is to be shared between Britain and Malaya.

Mr. Ward

The estimated cost of the work being carried out or contemplated at these three airfields is £1.6 million. No share of this cost is to be undertaken by Malaya.

during the year 1954 in the Cheetham Hill, Collyhurst, Failsworth, Ardwick, Didsbury, Moss Side, and Rusholme Telephone Exchanges, respectively, in the Manchester area; how many lines were being shared by private subscribers on each of these exchanges on 1st January, 1953, 1954, and 1955, respectively; and how many applications for telephones on each of these exchanges were still outstanding on 1st January, 1955.

Mr. Gammans

Following is the information: