HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc1-2W
Mr. Owen

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants for telephone service were on the waiting list at Morpeth and Ashington areas, Northumberland, at the end of 1961; and what action is being taken to reduce the number in the immediate future.

Mr. Bevins

The figures are as follows:

Applications on waiting list Applications under enquiry or in course of being met
Morpeth 10 40
Ashington 44 12

New cables are being laid and I hope to give service to the majority of those waiting within the next six months. During 1961 248 telephones were installed in these two places.