HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 c2058
25. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applications for telephones were outstanding in the London Telecommunications Region on the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Gammans

One hundred and twenty thousand two hundred and seventy-six applications were outstanding at the 31st March, 1953, including 30,903 in course of provision or under investigation.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

In view of that enormous figure, can the Assistant Postmaster-General say, now that traffic congestion makes it more difficult for Londoners to visit each other, that he will at least give some priority in telephones so that they can talk to each other, or is it his intention to force Londoners to write more letters and buy more stamps?

Mr. Gammans

No, we have reduced the waiting list in the past year by the largest figure for many years.

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