HC Deb 09 July 1947 vol 439 cc217-8W
Dr. Segal

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a number of telephone instruments would be made available by an increased issue of plug-in points; and whether these will now be more extensively provided.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Portable telephones which can be used from a number of plug-in points, are installed in suitable cases, but the arrangement is of limited application. I should perhaps add that delay in providing telephone service generally arises from shortage of exchange equipment or of wire in underground cables, rather than from shortage of telephone instruments.

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