HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c54W
Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is satisfied that the £2 million estimated by him to be spent by the parties to the bulk supply agreement on research and development is an adequate contribution, in view of the fact that the Post Office contribution on telecomnunications plant was £4 million in 1962–63; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bevin

The comparison is invalid because the £4 million includes much expenditure outside the field covered by bulk supply agreements whereas the £2 million represents only that part of the expenditure of the parties which is reflected hi bulk supply agreement prices.