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Building Work, North Cornwall (Trans-Atlantic Cable)

Volume 645: debated on Wednesday 2 August 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General what is the nature of the works being undertaken by his Department at Widemouth Bay, near Bude, in north Cornwall; and if he will make a statement.

A building is being erected at Widemouth Bay to house the terminal equipment of the new trans-Atlantic telephone cable to be laid in 1963 between this country and the United States. My right hon. Friend hopes that the building will be completed by next summer. He much regrets that the building work is at present giving rise to some local inconvenience, but, as my hon. Friend is aware, everything possible is being done to reduce this.