HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 cc1341-2
22. Mr. Gower

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applicants for telephones in the borough of Barry made their first applications more than four years ago and more than three years ago, respectively; and how these figures compare with the average figures for the United Kingdom as a whole.

Mr. Gammans

Fourteen applicants have been waiting between three and four years and 11 over four years. The position in Barry is rather better than the average for the United Kingdom.

23. Mr. Gower

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applications for telephones are still outstanding in the area of the borough of Barry; how many were outstanding a year ago; and how many he anticipates may be satisfied during the next year.

Mr. Gammans

Two hundred and twenty-nine applications are now outstanding as compared with 315 just over a year ago. One hundred and sixty-four telephones were connected in the past 12 months, and I hope that we shall be able to increase this figure slightly in the current financial year.

Mr. Gower

While thanking my hon. Friend for that encouraging information, may I ask whether he will pay particular attention to the needs of certain business applicants in the borough of Barry?