HC Deb 27 July 1955 vol 544 c141W
62. Mr. Doughty

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants for a telephone service in the area served by the Uplands Exchange are still without a telephone; and what is the longest time such an applicant has been waiting.

Mr. Gammans

Three hundred and seventy-three. One residential applicant has been waiting since 1948: there is no telephone cable anywhere near his address, and I am afraid it may be some time yet before we can lay one.

63. Mr. Doughty

asked the Postmaster-General when the Post Office will be carrying out the necessary works in Brighton Road, Coulsdon and Purley, so that persons living in that road, who have been without a telephone for long periods, can be connected to the telephone services.

Mr. Gammans

New cables now being laid will enable some of the applicants in this road to be joined up from September onwards. Other cables are planned for completion later.

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