§ 9. Captain Ryder
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to meet the demand for new telephones in Merton and Morden.
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. David Gammans)
Additional exchange equipment and new cables are being provided. The first of these extensions should be ready early next year, and from then on I hope there will be a steady improvement in the rate of providing telephone service in the district.
§ Captain Ryder
Can my hon. Friend give some indication about the extent to which new telephones will be supplied?
§ Mr. Gammans
I hope that early next year cables to provide for about 1,300 applicants will be completed.