HC Deb 25 November 1959 vol 614 cc365-6
43. Mr. Holland

asked the Postmaster-General how many telephone subscribers there are in Acton; and the number of applicants waiting for telephone service.

Mr. Bevins

There are 9,400 telephone subscribers in Acton and 130 applicants waiting. These figures are estimates, because Acton is served by four telephone exchanges. Over 600 telephones have been provided during the past twelve months.

Mr. Holland

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him to state the average waiting time for telephones in the area?

Mr. Bevins

The average waiting time is between two and three months, but we hope in January next year to put down a new cable, which should help substantially.

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