HC Deb 26 February 1968 vol 759 c236W
Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what was the total number of men employed to undertake preparatory work prior to the installation of three telephones in the Secretaries' Rooms at No. 7 Old Palace Yard; what was the nature of this work; what was the total number of hours spent and the total cost involved; and whether this represents a typical example of manpower involved in work of this nature.

Mr. Mellish

Before the telephones were installed, acoustic booths were provided for them and the work of fixing these into position occupied two men for about eight hours between them. The booths cost about £50 and their installation about £5. I consider that the manpower used was reasonable for the work in question.