§ 36. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Postmaster-General in which exchange areas comprised in the London district there is a delay of more than three weeks in installing new telephones, and in which areas are applicants informed that their orders cannot be extended owing to shortage of plant?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
With the exception of Wallington and Wimbledon the conditions to which the hon. and gallant Member refers do not obtain in the whole of any exchange area, but there are certain streets and groups of streets in a number of areas where, pending the completion of new exchanges or underground cables, the installation of new telephones has to be temporarily deferred.