HC Deb 05 March 1947 vol 434 cc70-1W
80. Major Bramall

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether the C.D. line, Bexleyheath 3664, has been relinquished by the local authority; and whether it has been allotted to another subscriber.

Mr. Burke

The answer to both parts of the Question is "Yes, Sir."

81. Major Bramall

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when he expects to be able to undertake the underground cable work for the telephone service in the Bexleyheath area; and when the first additional subscribers may be expected to benefit from this work.

Mr. Burke

The work is already in hand and it is hoped that by June the first cable will be sufficiently advanced to enable additional subscribers to be given service.

84. Sir D. White

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why the Post Office still make a charge for hand microphone telephone instruments.

Mr. Burke

The supply situation does not at present permit of free replacement of existing pedestal telephones by hand-microphones and in these circumstances I think it is right to maintain the nonrecurring charge when a hand-microphone is provided.