§ 67. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Postmaster-General how many telephone subscribers there were in the City of Aberdeen during each of the last 10 years; how many applicants for telephones there are now on the waiting list; when he estimates they will all be supplied; how many public telephone call boxes have been converted from the old 4d. type to the new 3d. type of slot; and when the conversions will be completed.
§ Mr. Bevins
In the City of Aberdeen there are 37 people waiting for telephones, and a further 294 orders under enquiry or in course of being met. All waiting applications are in housing development areas where the speed of provision is dependent on the completion rate of houses and roads, but I expect those at present waiting to have service by the end of the year. All public telephone call boxes in the City have now been fitted with the new type of coin box.
The following are the numbers of subscribers for each of the last 10 years.
The figures are
31st March, 1954 … … 15,651 31st March, 1955 … … 16,323 31st March, 1956 … … 16,975 31st March, 1957 … … 18,412 31st March, 1958 … … 18,556 31st March, 1959 … … 18,793 31st March, 1960 … … 19,152 31st March, 1961 … … 19,917 31st March, 1962 … … 20,400 31st March, 1963 … … 20,820