HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 cc320-1W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in December, 1918, Mr. F. Angell, electrical engineer, made an application to have a telephone installed for business purposes at 102, Central Street, RC., and was informed that, owing to the lack of available plant, his request could not be granted; and whether, seeing that this application has been constantly renewed during the last ten months always with the same result, he will now take steps to see that the necessary plant is made available, and so put an end to the delay in telephone installation, which seriously handicaps the business of the country?


The facts are substantially as stated. I regret that it is not practicable to provide the required facilities until the opening of a new exchange, which will, I hope, be completed early in the new year.


asked the Postmaster-General if lie is aware that the telephone department are asking £24 15s. as a year's subscription for 500 calls from Otford, in Kent, to Sevenoaks, with an additional £4 for the first year, notwithstanding that there is a call-box in the village post office; and whether he will take steps to reduce the cost in such cases?


I am making inquiry in this matter, and will communicate with the hon. Member.