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Telephone Service (Applications)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number of telephone exchanges which are now full; and what percentage that represents of the total number.

163 exchanges are completely full, and at a further 1,039 only priority applications can be accepted. Together these represent just over 20 per cent. of the total number of exchanges.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number of applications outstanding for telephones on 31st January, 1952, and the number outstanding on 31st January, 1951.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many people on the mainland of Ross and Cromarty are now on the waiting list for telephones; and how many have had telephones installed during 1951.

At 31st December, 1951, 269 applications were on the waiting list. 234 lines were connected in 1951.