HC Deb 23 July 1963 vol 681 cc1245-6
22. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants in Wembley are still waiting for the telephone service; and what is the longest time for which any have waited.

Mr. Bevins

I am glad to say that in Wembley no applications for telephones are held up by shortage of lines or equipment; there are 502 orders under enquiry or being me. The oldest application is dated December last year and that is held up awaiting the customer's instructions.

Wing Commander Bullus

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that encouraging information, may I ask him how long it will take to clear the backlog?

Mr. Bevins

Only a matter of weeks.

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