HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 c128W
84. Mr. Eden

asked the Postmaster-General how many people in Great Britain are still waiting for a telephone; what is the number of subscribers now sharing a line; and what steps he is taking to improve on this situation.

Mr. Bevins:

50,264 people were on the waiting list at the 31st December last and 1,100,000 were sharing their lines. The telephone system is being expanded as fast as my resources allow. Last year, more than 453,000 telephones were installed, and I hope the number will be higher still this year.

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