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Police Headquarters, Leeds (New Switchboard)

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he advised the Leeds Police in 1960 to con-

IMPORTS INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF NEW CARS (INCLUDING TAXIS)
ASSEMBLED AND UNASSEMBLED
195619571958
No.£No.£No.£
Total Imports7,0032,468,2698,9083,112,74311,0403,988,455
Imports from—
Canada10082,659152138,142205196,160
Sweden52,65841,8065431,001
Germany, Western4,0981,337,5654,5601,588,7995,5552,082,227
France1,887484,7932,955793,1394,1011,106,058
Italy533188,0581,047371,015824274,733
United States264310,154149184,264199238,249
19591960
No.£No.£
Total Imports27,0648,952,47657,39319,164,279
Imports from—
Canada330339,243448453,770
Sweden458263,539413225,831
Germany, Western8,2232,854,87912,9974,819,552
France14,4134,114,78438,25711,651,451
Italy3,042934,9374,4751,423,583
United States270324,857324423,059

sider renting rather than buying a telephone switchboard at Police Headquarters, Leeds.

While making it clear that the matter was one for its decision, I invited the police authority to consider the possibility of renting a switchboard since this course might have certain financial advantages. The police authority, accepting this view, decided to proceed on the basis of rental rather than of purchase.