§ 134. Mr. Pentland
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the growth of demand for telephones in the Chester-le-Street area; and what steps he proposes to take in order to satisfy the demand.
§ Mr. Marples
Yes. One hundred and thirteen new telephones were provided last year and it is hoped that the number connected this year will be higher. Some new cables are needed, and these will be laid as new roads are constructed. The exchange is also being enlarged.