asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the delay in installing telephones for new subscribers in the City of London; and whether any steps can be taken to expedite such installations?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The time occupied in joining up subscribers in the City of London is being carefully watched and a continuous improvement is being effected. The most recent returns show that in over 50 per cent, of eases service is provided within a fortnight and in over 75 per cent, within three weeks. The period is being gradually curtailed. The number of applications now outstanding in the City of London does not exceed two or three dozen, and the position will be still further improved shortly.