HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 c184W
79. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Postmaster-General how many telephones were installed in 1938; and what was the average rate at which telephones were then being installed annually; how many have been installed up to new; and what is now the average annual rate of installation.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

379,520 telephones were connected during 1938, bringing the total up to 3,184,000 by the end of that year. At 31st October last 4,806,000 telephones were in service, of which 554,090 were installed during the preceding 12 months.