HC Deb 23 July 1963 vol 681 c1238
3. Mr. McKay

asked the Postmaster- General if he is aware of the concern in the Longbenton Urban District Council area about the erecting of telegraph poles; and if he will consider the laying of underground cables for this purpose on new estates.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Ray Mawby)

Yes, Sir. Underground cables are used on new estates when it is economic to do so, but, when the number of subscribers is small, it would be too expensive to provide underground cables all the way to the houses.