§ 38. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Postmaster-General if people resident in the City of Stoke-on-Trent have been allowed, since 1945, the increased telephone facilities, as provided for other parts.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Yes, Sir. Since 1st July, 1945, 2,455 telephones have been added in the Stoke area. Further extensions of equipment are in progress and should become available in about 12 months.
§ Dr. Barnett Stross
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the increased demand, which is very considerable, is due in part at least to the fact that in this area there is increasing prosperity and industrial 1454 activity, and will he give special consideration to this in view of the fact that we expect this to continue?
§ Sir H. Williams
Will the right hon. Gentleman explain how the provision of telephone facilities of the South Bank and the Festival Gardens has affected telephone facilities in Stoke-on-Trent?