HC Deb 07 March 1973 vol 852 cc128-9W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the reasons for telephone exchange building being behind schedule.

Mr. Eyre

The provision of telephone exchange buildings can fall behind schedule for a variety of reasons. Difficulties in obtaining suitable sites, the time taken to obtain planning permission and contractual delays resulting from bad weather and industrial disputes all contribute to some retarding of the programme.