HC Deb 23 February 1966 vol 725 cc87-8W
72. Mr. Lipton

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants are now waiting for service at the Brixton telephone exchange; and how many subscribers on exclusive lines will be required to share lines to clear the backlog of applicants.

Mr. Joseph Slater

On 1st February there were 650 applications on the order list for Brixton and Redpost exchanges, which serve the same locality. Work is in hand to enable these applicants to be connected. About 350 subscribers with exclusive lines will have to share, and about 300 of the new subscribers will share with each other. The equipment will then be fully loaded. An extension is being prepared, but will not be ready for about fifteen months.