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North Berwick

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 14 April 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what progress he has made in replacing shared line telephone service with exclusive service in Scotland during the past 12 months; and if he will, in particular, give figures for North Berwick.

Our first objective must be to reduce the waiting list for telephones to manageable proportions, and until this is substantially achieved I regret that there can be no question of replacing shared lines by exclusive lines. The number of shared lines in North Berwick is 116, as compared with 72, 12 months ago.