HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 c51W
55. Mr. P. Thorneycroft

asked the Postmaster-General what priority is given to agriculture in the provision of telephonic communication.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Within the limits of our available resources, farmers are given priority in common with public utilities, Government Departments, health and life saving services, and firms engaged on production and distribution for export or for saving imports. Where extensive new line construction is required, the Post Office seeks the view of the Ministry of Agriculture before deciding to provide a telephone.

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