HC Deb 30 July 1965 vol 717 cc186-7W
Mrs McKay

asked the Postmaster-General how many people are awaiting the connection of telephones in Clapham; and when he expects that these connections will all be made.

Mr. Joseph Slater

Nine people are awaiting the provision of private coin box lines in the three exchange areas mainly serving Clapham, and have declined an offer we made to provide temporary residential lines in the meantime. Special coin box equipment is necessary at the telephone exchange for the type of line required. This is planned, but is unlikely to be ready before September, 1966.

There are no other applications for telephone service on the waiting list in Clapham, but a number of residential subscribers are also waiting for coin box facilities.