50. Mr. WALLACE (for Mr. BOWEN)
asked the Postmaster-General what are the numbers of automatic and manual telephone exchanges in the whole country, and the numbers of subscribers served by each of these two groups of exchanges?
§ Mr. ATTLEE
At the end of January, 1931, there were 526 automatic and 4,293 manual exchanges in the Post Office telephone system. The approximate 602 number of subscribers served by each group of exchanges was 298,000 and 948,000, respectively.