§ 76. Air-Commodore Harvey
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many new telephones have been installed at Macclesfield and Congleton since 1st June, 1945; and how many applicants are on the waiting list.
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Burke)
In the Macclesfield area (including Prestbury), by the beginning of this month, 109 telephone exchange lines with 151 telephones had been installed since 1st June, 1945; and there were 186 appli- 580 cations for exchange lines on the waiting list. The corresponding figures for Congleton are 33, 54 and 74.
§ 77. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many telephones have been installed since 1st January, 1946, in the boroughs of Kingston-upon-Thames, Surbiton and Malden and Coombe, respectively; and the number of applications for installation of telephones at present outstanding in each of the three said boroughs.
§ Mr. Burke
The number of lines provided during January and February of this year on the Kingston, Malden, Derwent, Elmbridge and Epsom exchanges were 117, 81, 71, 102, and 46 respectively, and the number of applications for telephone service on these exchanges outstanding at the end of February were 1,002, 668, 1,210, 956, and 373 respectively.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Can the Assistant Postmaster-General give an assurance that he is taking steps to improve these miserable figures?
§ Sir W. Wakefield
Will the Assistant Postmaster-General speed up the installation of telephones in St. Marylebone?