HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc200-2W
Dr. Segal

asked the Postmaster-General how many telephones have been installed in the Preston area during each year since the end of the war; what is the estimated annual rate of installation; and how many names are still on the waiting-list for new telephones.

Mr. Wilfred Paling:

The number of telephones provided in the Borough of Preston each year since the war is:—1945, 969; 1946, 1,553; 1947, 1,155; 1948, 1,133; 1949, 1,100 (estimated). At present there are 1,373 applicants on the waiting list for new telephones.