HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 cc85-6W
Major Hicks-Beach

asked the Postmaster-General the classes of applicants for telephones in the Cheltenham area who are given priority by his Department.

Mr. Ness Edwards

In Cheltenham, as elsewhere, priority is given to the essential requirements of public utilities, health and life saving services, Government Departments, and businesses engaged on production and distribution for export or for saving imports. Subject to these broad classes of priority, business applicants are in general given preference over residential applicants.