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East Kilbride

Volume 524: debated on Sunday 2 May 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many public telephone call boxes there are at East Kilbride; and when he proposes to augment the supply.

There are eight public call offices in East Kilbride and two more will be provided in a fortnight or so.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether, as an emergency measure, he will install enough telephones or telephone call boxes to ensure that no resident in East Kilbride need be more than a few hundred yards away from the means to summon a fire brigade.

Additional public call offices are being provided shortly, and plans are in hand to install others a little later on.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many of the doctors and ministers of religion who have applied for telephones at East Kilbride are not yet connected to the telephone system.

There are no applications outstanding from doctors. Three ministers of religion are waiting for service, and we hope to connect two of them by the middle of the year. I regret that owing to shortage of line plant I cannot say when we shall be able to connect up the third.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applications for telephone service his Department have received from private dwellings, professional persons and business premises, respectively, in East Kilbride; and how many, in each category, have been supplied.

The figures since 31st December, 1951, are as follows:

ApplicationsNumber supplied
Business11996
Residential19653