HC Deb 06 May 1929 vol 227 cc1951-2W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the

Number of telephones at 31st December:—
1925. 1926. 1927. 1928.
Ordinary subscribers' telephones 8,663 9,591 10,524 11,307
2-Party Line subscribers' telephones 64 69 75 80
Rural Party Line subscribers' telephones 246 278 295 315
Public Call Office telephones 234 241 265 291
Total 9,207 10,179 11,159 11,993

present position regarding the Zambesi bridge project?


I am unable at present to add anything to the statement which I made on 30th April in Committee of Supply, namely, that the technical problems concerning; the proposed site of the bridge have now been surmounted, and that I hope that it will not be long before any other difficulties which stand in the way will be overcome, and that the scheme will enter the field of practical construction.