HC Deb 10 May 1950 vol 475 c362
14. Mr. Gerald Williams

asked the Postmaster-General how many party telephone lines are being used in Tunbridge Wells; and when he expects to be able to replace these with separate lines.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Two hundred and sixteen subscribers are sharing lines in Tunbridge Wells. I cannot say when conditions will permit of a change in the present arrangements.

Mr. Williams

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the intense feeling against party lines? Cannot he tell us what the trouble really is, and why there should be such a shortage of instruments five years after the war? If he would give us more instruments, it would help trade along.

Mr. Ness Edwards

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the Debate which took place on this subject some time ago.

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