§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the fact that would-be subscribers to the London telephone system have been informed that they cannot be connected up in less than a month, even if their claim is supported by a medical certificate; and what is the reason for this delay, in view of the fact that greater activity in this direction would be beneficial to the relief of unemployment?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
Orders for telephone service are met without delay, except in a comparatively small number of cases where wayleave or other difficulties arise. Applications for service on account of illness are dealt with specially, and if the hon. Member will give me details of any cases he has in mind, I shall be pleased to inquire into them.