HC Deb 21 June 1927 vol 207 c1681W
Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster General the number of telephone calls that were passed in Great Britain for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date, showing separately the number passed in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff?


The following is an estimate of the number of calls passed over the Post Office telephone system during the 12 months ended the 31st December, 1926, in Great Britain and in the towns specified:

Great Britain 1,053
London (telephone area) 428
Liverpool (including Birkenhead, Bootle and Wallasey) 44
Manchester (including Eccles, Sal-ford and Stretford) 44
Birmingham (including Smeth-wick and West Bromwich) 32.7
Newcastle (including Gateshead, Gosforth and Wallsend) 14.6
Glasgow (including Clydebank, Renfrew and Ruthergien) 40.3
Edinburgh 16.7
Carcliff (including Penarth) 9.8