HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c1216
14. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants are on the waiting list for business telephones in Goole; and what is the date of the longest outstanding application.

Mr. K. Thompson

Fifteen, of which the earliest is dated October, 1955. Next month I hope to provide service for all these applicants and for everyone else in Goole who is now waiting.

Mr. Jeger

Does that include people who are at present on party lines and want separate lines, or are those figures entirely separate from these allocations?

Mr. Thompson

If subscribers now on party lines want to change to exclusive lines, we hope that they will make their requirements known to the telephone manager and we will do what we can to meet them.