HC Deb 19 February 1958 vol 582 c147W
69. Mr. Hunter

asked the Postmaster-General the number of applicants waiting for telephone service on the Feltham and Hounslow telephone exchanges; and what is the average waiting period.

Mr. K. Thompson

Four hundred and forty-six applicants at Feltham and 1,842 at Hounslow were waiting on 31st December, 1957. As regards the average waiting period, I cannot add to the reply given to the hon. Member on 20th November last, except to say that we now hope to bring the new Isleworth Exchange into use at the end of this year or early next year. This will improve the position considerably in the Hounslow area.