HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 c1350W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that, in response to a request for telephone service by a resident in Malden, the answer has been received stating that it will take at least three months to connect the proposed subscriber with the local exchange; whether he is aware that another resident in the same road is already on the telephone; and why there should be so much delay, with consequent inconvenience to professional and business men, in the installation of the telephone service in this part of the London area?


A number of applications for telephone service are in hand from residents in Malden, but, their requirements, cannot be met pending the completion of certain underground cables which are at present being laid. This work has been delayed by abnormally wet weather, but it is being pushed forward as expeditiously as possible, and should no unforeseen difficulties arise, all demands will be satisfied by the end of next month.