§ Mr. Mayhew
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to overcome the shortage of equipment at the Plumstead Telephone Exchange; how many applicants in this area are awaiting t1e installation of telephones; and by what date the backlog of applications will be cleared.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
160 applicants are waiting for service in the Plumstead exchange area. Additional equipment is being manufactured but the backlog will not be cleared until this is brought into service in 1968.