§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
Two thousand eight hundred and thirty-five new telephones have been installed. Details for the whole period since the end of the war are not available, but during the last two years about 69 per cent. have been for business purposes, including 9 per cent. for farmers. One thousand three hundred and thirty-five applications are on the waiting list; in recent months supply has just about kept pace with the rate of new applications.