HC Deb 23 March 1955 vol 538 c2046
23. Mr. Dudley Williams

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many names are on the waiting list for telephones in Exeter; and how this compares with the situation a year ago.

Sir. E. Boyle

There are 349 applications outstanding, including 173 in course of provision, as compared with 301 outstanding on the 31st March last year. During the past 12 months 796 telephones were installed in the city.

Mr. Dudley Williams

Does my hon. Friend anticipate any substantial drop in the number of applicants over the next 12 months?

Sir. E. Boyle

Cable relief schemes are in hand, but the number of outstanding applications depends very largely on the number of new applications, which is extremely difficult to forecast.

Back to