HC Deb 29 July 1953 vol 518 cc1278-9
3. Commander Donaldson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many new telephones were installed in the county of Roxburghshire in the year 1952; and how many outstanding unsatisfied applications were on file at the end of June, 1953.

Mr. Gammans

115 telephones were provided during 1952; 147 applications were outstanding on 30th June, 1953, of which 35 were in course of provision.

Commander Donaldson

While thanking my hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask him if he can see the vanishing point of these outstanding telephone applications in the near future?

Mr. Gammans

I am afraid I cannot see the vanishing point, but certainly we should have been able to get on with this much more quickly if it had not been for the storm damage earlier this year. My hon. and gallant Friend will be pleased to know that some additional exchange equipment is planned for this area, and that should do a good bit to relieve the situation.

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