HC Deb 27 February 1952 vol 496 c1134
35. Mr. Arthur Colegate

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applications for telephone installations are outstanding in the Uttoxeter, Tutbury and Burton-on-Trent areas, respectively; and how many applicants, it is estimated, are likely to obtain installations during the current year.

Mr. Gammans

The applications outstanding at 31st December, 1951, were 116, 35 and 147. During the current year it is hoped to provide up to 400 new lines in the three areas.

Mr. Colegate

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind, when allocating telephone equipment, that this area has greatly changed its character in recent years and is now an important engineering and industrial centre exporting large quantities of manufactures?

Mr. Gammans

Yes, Sir, I have that point in mind.

Captain J. A. L. Duncan

May I ask for an assurance that, as a result of the Parliamentary Questions which are being asked in regard to particular areas, the fact will not be overlooked that other hon. Gentlemen who have not asked Questions have exactly similar problems?

Mr. Gammans

I readily give that assurance.

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