HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 cc2057-8
17. Sir R. Acland

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he has considered the delay experienced by those wanting telephone installations in the area of Meopham, Kent; and if he will take steps to see that the delay is reduced.

Mr. Gammans

Of the 23 people who are waiting in this area seven will be connected in the near future. I much regret the delay in meeting these applications but with the many other demands on our resources I cannot say when the waiting list will be cleared.

Sir R. Acland

There are 16 people in this area who cannot be offered any sure date. Will the Minister do his best to grant them facilities?

Mr. Gammans

I try to do my best all over the country, but we have a waiting list of over 400,000 who can only be satisfied by large capital expenditure which the Post Office has not got at its disposal.