HC Deb 09 March 1955 vol 538 c53W
103. Captain Orr

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what damage has been caused to the telephone services in Northern Ireland by snow storms and bad weather during the months of January and February; and whether he will make additional capital allocations to aid in making up the leeway which Northern Ireland has suffered from in the provision of telephone services.

Mr. Gammans

One or two small exchanges were isolated for short periods, but fortunately damage to telephone lines was very small. We have already given Northern Ireland a substantial increase in capital, and propose in 1955–56 to allocate half as much again as in 1953–54.

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