HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c108W
Mr. Gower

asked the Postmaster-General how many telephone subscribers in the United Kingdom had shared lines at the latest convenient date; what proportion these were of all domestic telephone subscribers; and if he will state the comparable figures and proportions for Wales and for the county of Glamorgan.

Mr. Bevins

The figures at 30th June, 1963, were as follows:

Mr. Bevins

There were 1,097,000 subscribers sharing telephone lines on 30th June, 1963. The number and proportion of new and removing residence subscribers required to share a line during each of the last five years were:

Year ended 30th June Total telephones connected New and removing Residence subscribers who received a shared line New and removing residence shared service connections as a percentage of telephones connected during the year
1963 433,161 54,105 12.5
1962 417,621 56,299 13.5
1961 497,808 75,725 15.2
1960 425,342 67,595 15.9
1959 372,804 68,565 18.4