HC Deb 12 March 1947 vol 434 c195W
84. Sir D. White

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that the rationing of poles and wire to farmers requiring telephones debars those in isolated districts from obtaining this service although their needs in this way are usually much more pressing than those of people living near the exchanges; and if he will give such places preference in his allocation of the material available to him.

Mr. Burke

I am fully aware of the special needs of farmers, and a substantial measure of preference is being given to applications from farms, so far as supplies of poles and other materials permit.

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