HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc409-10
25. Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Postmaster-General when a public telephone kiosk will be erected in Fulmer Drive, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

Mr. Marples

This kiosk is nearly ready and should be working in a few days.

26. Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Postmaster-General how many people are waiting for telephone connection to the Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, telephone exchanges, respectively; and how many, in each case, have been waiting for more than six months.

Mr. Marples

The figures are 226 for Gerrards Cross and 127 for Chalfont St. Giles; 138 and 87, respectively, have been waiting for more than six months This year we expect to install about 110 telephones in Gerrards Cross and 120 in Chalfont St. Giles.

Mr. Bell

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many subscribers in these two areas have been waiting for as long as two or three years for telephone connections? Can he not improve the position in that district?

Mr. Marples

On the whole, the position is very satisfactory. One or two isolated cases may be difficult, but generally speaking the position in the area is satisfactory.

27. Mr. Ronald Bell

s asked the Postmaster-General when he proposes to lay new cables so as to be able to meet the demand for telephones in the Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St. Peter and Chalfont St. Giles areas of South Buckinghamshire.

Mr. Marples

The duct work is due to start in a few days. Cabling work will follow, and the new cables will be brought into use progressively. But it is a big job and it will be the end of next year before we can finish it.