HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c220
20. Mr. Bence

asked the Postmaster-General how many applications for telephone installations are outstanding in Clydebank, Bearsden, Milngavie, Kirkintilloch and the new town of Cumbernau1d.

Mr. Mawby

Leaving aside orders under inquiry or in course of being met, the numbers of applications outstanding, on 31st March, in the five places mentioned by the hon. Member were 1, 32, nil, 49 and 52.

Mr. Bence

In thanking the hon. Gentleman for the letter which I received from him about the situation in Cumbernauld, may I point out that there is a very serious situation there? There are 49 applicants, and some have been waiting a very long time for their telephones. Furthermore, is he also aware of the difficulty about kiosks? Will he please speed up the process and get into contact with the New Town Development Corporation to see whether the difficulties with the contractors can be resolved?

Mr. Mawby

As I explained to the hon. Gentleman, in this case we are installing a temporary exchange to try to overcome the immediate problems, and we shall certainly keep moving as fast as we can

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