HC Deb 12 May 1938 vol 335 cc1736-7W
Mr. Ross Taylor

asked the Postmaster-General if, having regard to the admitted exhaustion of the telephone exchange at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, as a result of which the needs of would-be subscribers in the area served by the exchange cannot be met, he will cause deficiencies to be made good with the least possible delay?

Major Tryon

I am glad to be able to inform my hon. Friend that all outstanding applications for telephone service at Aldeburgh have now been met. Additional exchange equipment is being provided to meet future growth, and will I hope, be available in two to three months' time.

Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Postmaster-General, how many schools in Scotland, England and Wales, respectively, are provided with Post Office telephones; and what steps his Department is taking to interest school authorities in the desirability of day schools being provided with telephones?

Sir W. Womersley

The information asked for in the first part of the question is not readily available and cannot be obtained without extensive inquiry. Apart from the ordinary measures taken to popularise the telephone and secure additional subscribers throughout the country, no special steps are at present being taken as regards schools.

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