§ 42. Mr. DAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the number of steel or concrete telegraph poles that have been adopted and used in the telegraph and telephone service during the previous three years; whether the officers of his Department have reported upon the suitability of these poles for general adoption; and can he give particulars?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Attlee)
No steel or concrete poles have been used. In the opinion of my advisers, wooden telegraph poles, apart from their lower price, have many advantages over steel or concrete poles in respect of transport, erection and maintenance.