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January 17, 1989

GEC CAN’T AFFORD NIGHT SECURITY MAN

By CBR Staff Writer

It’s so embarrassing when things like that happen to you when you are on a mission of import, and Lord Weinstock’s famed frugality – all but one of the lifts at the Stanhope Gate headquarters are said to be switched off after 6pm to save electricity – caught Plessey Co’s legal envoy on the hop when he arrived on Saturday evening to deliver the letter serving notice that Plessey believed GEC Plc was in breach of the agreement establishing GEC Plessey Telecommunications: according to the Daily Telegraph, the man arrived to find the building barred with no security man on duty, and was reduced to ignominiously stuffing the portentous missive under the door – can’t afford a night security man, said GEC.

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