§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Lord Privy Seal why the British embassy in Jordan has no telex communication; and whether, in view of the increasing commercial importance of the country, he will ensure that telex facilities are installed immediately.
§ Mr. Hurd
We have long been anxious to install telex in as many of our overseas missions as resources permit. Our embassy in Amman was included in the current year's installation programme along with several other missions of commercial importance. Lack of funds caused the programme's postponement but we hope to arrange for the Amman installation as a first priority in 1980–81.