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Waiting Applicants

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants are awaiting installation of telephones in England, Scotland and Wales at the present time.

On 30th April, 1947, there were 390,104 applications for telephones outstanding in England, Scotland and Wales.

What priority is given to nurses, doctors and hospitals, where necessary?

I think priority is given to people concerned with the saving of life, but I do not know whether nurses are included.

Will the Postmaster-General look into this question again, particularly in regard to district nurses?