§ Mr. Mulvey
asked the Postmaster-General how many applications for telephone installations in Northern Ireland were received during the year from 31st March, 1950, to 31st March, 1951; how many of these were granted; and, in view of the hardship and inconvenience caused 216W to many applicants, including clergymen, by reason of the want of such installations, whether he will take immediate steps to have telephones installed.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
6,253. About 3,300 of these were met, the total number of new connections in the year being 4,614. Requests for telephone service are being met as quickly as possible within the limits of our available resources.