§ 1. Mr. Spence
asked the Postmaster-General how many applications for the installation of telephones are outstanding in Aberdeenshire; how many are in burghs and how many in landward areas; and the total numbers that have been outstanding for over two years.
§ The Postmaster-General (Dr. Charles Hill)
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
|Total applications outstanding at 31.3.55||1,731||927||2,658|
|Applications out standing over two years||241||217||458|
|There were 2,276 new demands during the year.|
§ 2. Mr. Spence
asked the Postmaster-General how many new subscribers have been connected to the telephone system in Aberdeenshire during the past twelve months; and how this compares, on a percentage of population, with the rest of Scotland.
§ Mr. Spence
Can my right hon. Friend say if he expects an increase in the rate of installation of telephones in Aberdeenshire in the near future?
§ Sir T. Moore
Will my right hon. Friend ensure that no preference is given to Aberdeenshire over the rest of Scotland?