§ Mr. Mason
asked the Postmaster-General what moneys he intends spending on the radio base stations for a car radio phone service in London; what demand has been made for such a service; whether he has received any encouragement from the service he established in the Manchester area; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bevins
I expect the base stations for the London car radiophone service to cost about £20,000 and the number of installations to be about 3,000 when the service is fully developed. Demand for the South Lancashire service has been disappointing but my estimate of demand for the London service has been based on inquiries of potential customers, and I am satisfied that it is a reasonable one.