HC Deb 30 April 1919 vol 115 cc147-8
16. Major HENNESSY

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the number of men at present unemployed in this country, he will favourably consider the advisability of at once carrying out contracts entered into with various ratepayers in the country before the War to instal the telephone in their districts, and more especially at Micheld ever station and Kings worthy, in Hampshire?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Illingworth)

Telephone installations cannot be provided by means of unskilled labour such as that referred to by the hon. Member. As trained staff becomes available every effort is being made to carry out at the earliest possible dates contracts for connections with existing Exchanges, including those in the districts specially mentioned in the question.