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Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General what is the present delay in Blackpool between the time of application for a new telephone and its instalment; and when he estimates there will be an improvement in the position in the Blackpool area.

A few weeks in priority cases, where plant is available, and longer in other cases. Some improvement is expected in the next few months, but there is a severe shortage of plant in the area.