§ 28. Mr. Gibson
asked the Postmaster-General how many outstanding applications for the installation of telephones there are in the Clapham area; and how soon it will be possible to extend the service at the Macaulay exchange to meet fully the local demand for telephones.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
There are 1,107 outstanding applications. These are mainly held up by shortage of equipment at the Macaulay exchange. A small extension will be completed in the Autumn, and a further extension, sufficient to meet most of the outstanding applications, should be completed by next year.