§ Mr. D. Jones
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there are more than 400 applicants for telephone installations within the county borough of West Hartlepool; that in addition to a shortage of spare wires outside, there is a serious shortage of accommodation at the exchange itself; and whether he can give any indication when additional exchange equipment will be 189W made available to these waiting applicants.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Restrictions on Government expenditure make it impracticable to give early relief in this case. Additional exchange equipment should, however, be available by 1951 to give service to applicants for whom spare outside wires are available.