§ Mr. Edward Davies
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applications for telephones are still outstanding in Stoke-on-Trent; and what pogress is being made to overtake the arrears.
§ Mr. Gammans
One thousand, nine hundred and fifteen on the 30th June, 1952. Three hundred and thirty-one applications have been met since the 1st of January. It will, I hope, be possible to increase this rate of provision212W when additional equipment, now being installed, is brought into use in the latter part of this year.