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Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applications for telephone service are outstanding in the rural district of Newcastle-under-Lyme; how many have been dealt with since 1st January, 1952; and what progress he expects to make in the next 12 months.

106 telephones have been connected since 1st January, 1952, and 97 applications are outstanding, excluding 19 in the course of being met or under survey. We hope to meet about 80 of these applications this year.