HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 cc1627-8
68. Major KELLEY

asked the Post master-General if he is aware that new subscribers to the telephone in Harrogate and other towns are anxious to have a connection, but cannot have one because the present switchboards are full, and that the new subscribers are told they must wait until some old subscriber falls out; and whether he proposes to take steps to deal with this state of affairs?


At Harrogate and other places the plant at the exchanges is already used to its full capacity, and until new plant is installed it is not possible to give telephone service to new subscribers promptly. Works of construction are being proceeded with as rapidly as present conditions permit.