HC Deb 01 August 1951 vol 491 cc1453-4
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 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?

Mr. Ness Edwards

The telephone facilities provided at the South Bank are very remunerative.

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