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New Cable, Birstall

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he will hasten the laying of the new cable required to give a telephone service to the many residents of Birstall, near Leeds, who have been waiting for years for the installation of telephones; and when he estimates that this service will be provided.

Provision of this cable is being pressed forward as rapidly as possible, but, in view of the serious shortage of materials and of the many similar jobs to be undertaken in other areas in and near Leeds, I regret that I cannot quote a date for completion of the work.