HC Deb 24 May 1974 vol 874 c304W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the projected work of his Telecommunications Department for phase 2 of local government reorganisation is to go ahead or whether it has been suspended as a matter of economy.

Dr. Summerskill

The initial phase of providing systems to enable the new authorities to operate from 1st April 1974 has been completed. The operation of these systems is now being reviewed in order to assess what further work is needed.