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Applications, Bristol

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General how many people in Bristol are now on the waiting list for telephones; how many were supplied in the last year; and what are the prospects of catching up on arrears.

There are 6,978 outstanding applications, including 698 in course of provision. Two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-five were met during the year ended 30th June, 1950. Substantial additions will be made to the exchange equipment and the local cable network this year, but I cannot say when all arrears will be met.