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Building Programme

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what curtailment has been made, or is planned, in the building programme of his Department.

We shall not be able to start in 1952–53 any of the new buildings originally programmed for that year—except defence works.

Can the hon. Gentleman give any idea of the number of people who will now have to wait longer for telephones as a result of the reply which he has given?

If the hon. Gentleman puts down that Question, I will endeavour to give him an answer, but it is not covered by the original Question.