§ 8. Mr. Nigel Davies
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there are residents in the area of Epping, Essex, who applied for telephone service as long ago as March, 1948, and whose telephones have still not been installed even where a shared service was agreed upon; and what steps he is taking to improve the situation.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Owing to the restrictions on our capital expenditure, there is only a limited amount of labour and stores available for connecting up new subscribers. I regret that heavy pressure of priority work is likely for some time to delay completion of applications such as those referred to by the hon. Member.