HC Deb 02 December 1959 vol 614 c125W
28. Mr. Slater

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants await the installation of telephones in the Sedge-field Parliamentary constituency; how many subscribers are on a shared line; and what are the prospects of the elimination of the shared-line principle.

Mr. Bevins

There are 82 applicants waiting, and 2,043 subscribers have shared lines. I should, naturally, like everyone to have the telephone service he wants and I am sorry that at present this is not possible. I cannot say when there will be sufficient plant to enable me to withdraw the liability to share, since this depends on future demand and on our resources, but as I recently said in the House we are doing all we can.

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