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Telephone Service (Outstanding Applications)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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4 and 5.

asked the Postmaster-General (1) how many outstanding applications there are for telephones within the London area at the last convenient date; and when he anticipates being able to meet all demands;

(2) how many outstanding applications there are for telephones within the Stockport area at the last convenient date; and when he anticipates being able to meet all demands.

On 30th April there were 136,000 outstanding applications for telephones in the London area and 555 in the Stockport area. In view of present supply difficulties, I regret that I cannot forecast when it will be possible to meet all demands.