HC Deb 23 March 1955 vol 538 cc179-80W
21. Mr. Lewis

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that Mr. H. Luxton, 1 Hillside, Bedwell North, Stevenage, has been waiting over 18 months for the installation of the telephone at his home, which is also his office in connection with his work as political agent of the North Hertfordshire Labour Party, that he is a member of the Eastern Regional Council of the Labour Party and during the forthcoming county council elections will be responsible for organising the affairs of10 Labour candidates; and whether he will ensure that this man receives the telephone, if only on a temporary basis for this Election campaign.

Mr. Gammans

Mr. Luxton would in any event have been connected in two months. It has been found possible, however, to advance the work and arrangements are being made for Mr. Luxton to have a telephone within the next few days.

22. Mr. Lewis

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General on what date the Hitchin resident, of whom he has been informed, applied for the installation of the telephone service at his home or office; how long he had to wait; and what priority was granted to him for installation of this service.

Mr. Gammans

The office telephone of the person concerned was provided in 1940, when no priority was needed. He did not have to wait for his home telephone because he took it over from the previous occupier when he moved to his present address in 1952.