HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 cc402-3W
69. Mr. Ridley

asked the Postmaster-General how many years he estimates it will be before no one has to wait more than a month for a telephone to be installed.

Mr. Edward Short:

We already complete over 80 per cent. of orders for new telephones within three weeks. I cannot yet say when equipment shortages, which cause most of the delay to the remainder, will be eliminated, but I lose no opportunity to stress to the industry that for the future we must ensure that our requirements are met.