§ Mr. Hargreaves
asked the Postmaster-General what amount of telephone exchange equipment is available; and what number of underground wires are available for applicants for telephone services in Carlisle.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Only a very small reserve of equipment is at present available at Carlisle exchange, but an extension will be completed in about a year's time. There are spare wires in the underground cables for 150 waiting applicants and new cables should be ready for service next year.