§ Mr. Parkinson
asked the Postmaster-General why the application of the Agricultural Construction and Supply Company for a telephone to be installed in their branch office, No. 6, Cattle Market, Reading, has not been complied with, although the contract was signed several weeks ago, and only excuses about the installation not being put in are given to all inquiries; and whether he will have immediate attention given to this contract and have the work completed at an early date?
§ Major Tryon
I am glad to say that the Agricultural Construction and Supply Company will be given telephone service next week. The demand for telephone service at Reading has been so great that the existing exchange equipment was filled to capacity before an extension, which was under construction, could be completed. Some delay in connecting new subscribers was therefore unavoidable.