HC Deb 27 April 1949 vol 464 cc175-6
22. Mr. Hollis

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there is a grave shortage of telephones in Bridgend, Glamorganshire; and for what reason Mr. Jack Powell, bookmaker, of 12, Dunraven Place, Bridgend, was recently granted three new lines.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

I regret that it is not possible at present to provide telephones for all applicants in Bridgend; some are held up through lack of line plant and others owing to the heavy pressure of essential work now on hand. No lines have been provided for Mr. Powell, but I understand that he has arranged with certain subscribers to use their lines.

Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

Is there an official list of priorities arranged in occupations which applies equally to all exchanges?

Mr. Paling

There is a list of priorities which goes to all exchanges throughout the Kingdom.

Mr. Nicholson

Could the House be informed of the details of this list?

Mr. Paling

I will look into that but I think that the House has been informed.

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