§ Mr. Hugh D. Brown
asked the Postmaster-General (1) what are the estimated annual amount and respective percen- 112W tages of Post Office investment at March, 1966, prices, for the period April, 1966, to April, 1971, on Strowger electromechanical exchange equipment, crossbar electro-mechanical exchange equipment and electronic exchange equipment, respectively;
(2) what were the amounts and respective percentages of Post Office investment on exchange equipment in the year April, 1965, to April, 1966, on Strowger electromechanical exchange equipment, cross-bar electro-mechanical exchange equipment and electronic exchange equipment, respectively.
§ Mr. Edward Short
Payments for exchange equipment installed by contractors were £25 million in 1965–66 and in 1966–67 are estimated at about £35 million; the latter figure includes about £0.5 million for electronic and £0.2 million for cross-bar equipment. The programme for future years in under review.