§ Mr. Stratton Mills
asked the Postmaster-General if he will give details of the reductions to be obtained by the postponement of Post Office building amounting to£2 million, announced by the Government on 21st December, 1967.
§ Mr. Edward Short
The figures announced by my right hon. Friend the 97W Chancellor of the Exchequer on 21st December, 1967, contained a typing error which was not noticed. The figure for postal buildings should have been£1 million instead of£2.
We are deferring by about a year on average, 35 less essential building schemes which were due to start late in 1967–68, or in 1968–69, and also deferring a variety of minor building works including counter modernisation schemes.—[Vol. 756, c. 488.]