§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Postmaster-General what is the cost of installing new subscriber trunk dialling slot machines in telephone call-boxes in Worthing; and what is his estimate of the cost of conversion of these new machines to decimal coinage on the basis that the sixpence is not retained as a 2½ new pence piece, and on the bas is that it is, respectively.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
About £25,000. If the sixpence were not retained; about £3,000. If the sixpence were retained, and it was decided not to fit the new mechanism; about £2,000.