§ Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Postmaster-General what proportion of the reduced rate of expansion in the requirements for exchange equipment over the next three to five years occasioned by the economic situation will occur in Scotland.
§ Mr. Edward Short
I assume the hon. Member is referring to production of exchange equipment. The way in which manufacturers expand capacity to meet Post Office estimates of requirements is primarily a matter for their own commercial judgment, and I regret that I am unable to provide the information requested.