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Telephone Service (Cardiff)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 8 April 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applicants in the Cathays, Central, Gabalfa, Penylau and Plasnewydd wards of Cardiff are waiting for telephones to be installed; what is the longest period for which applicants have been waiting; and what is the estimated annual loss of revenue to the Post Office resulting from its inability to provide telephone service to those who want it in Cardiff.

I regret that information is not available for wards, but on the exchanges mainly concerned there are 915 applications outstanding, excluding 491 in course of being met or under survey. The longest outstanding application is dated April, 1946, but this will shortly be met as line plant is now available. The loss of revenue cannot be estimated as the situation is constantly changing.