HC Deb 16 March 1955 vol 538 cc119-20W
24. Mr. G. Darling

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how much longer he estimates that the residents of parts of the Sheffield 6 postal district will have to wait before they can be provided with telephones, in view of the fact that some of them have now been waiting for five years.

Mr. Gammans

The difficulty about this area has been the need for a new cable scheme to meet the large increase in demand. Now that the capital sum has been further increased, the scheme is being started almost at once, and it will now be possible to overtake the waiting list by stages.