asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of shared telephones in Leeds; and how many householders have been requested and how many compelled to share their telephone facilities within the last 12 months.
Three thousand one hundred and ten at 30th September, 1950. Since January, 1948, all new and removing residential subscribers have been under obligation to share their telephone lines, but I am glad to say that other subscribers have voluntarily agreed to share. Full details are not available, but it is estimated that 5–10 per cent. of the 627 sharing subscribers given service in Leeds in the last 12 months are volunteers.