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Selby Area

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that a large number of potential subscribers are waiting for telephones in the Selby area, his Department is taking any steps to extend the telephone exchange and add to the number of underground cables.

A new exchange and additional cables should be ready for service in the urban area by next summer, and additional cables are being planned for the rural area.

Will this be considered as a matter of great urgency, because a number of residents in the rural and urban districts of Selby have been waiting for telephones for a matter of years?

Yes, Sir. We are putting in not the usual standard automatic exchange but a rather sub-standard one to meet the need as quickly as we can.