§ 76. Mr. W. R. Williams
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the number of telephones in service in the United Kingdom at the latest date for which figures are available; what number he estimates will be in service by 31st March, 1961; and what net growth in percentage terms this will represent compared with the figure for 31st March, 1960.
§ Mr. Bevins
On the 30th September, 1960, there were 8 million telephones in service in the United Kingdom. I estimate that the number in service by the 31st March, 1961, will be 8,300,000. This48W represents a net growth of 5½ per cent. over the number of telephones in service at the 31st March, 1960.