§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General how the number of telephone subscribers per head of the population compares with those of the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Germany; and what efforts are being made to increase the number of subscribers?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The number of telephones per 100 inhabitants in Great Britain is 3.28. The figures for the other countries mentioned, for the latest date available, namely 1st January, 1925, are:
United States 14.2 Canada 11.6 Sweden 6.9 Germany 3.9
As regards the latter part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for St. Pancras North on the 15th June.1900W