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Volume 529: debated on Wednesday 7 July 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number of applications for telephones outstanding in the Hornchurch urban district, to the nearest convenient date; the date of the application longest outstanding; and the number outstanding for one, two, three, four and five years, respectively.

1,023 lines have been connected during the past 12 months and 1,529 applications were outstanding at 30th June. Of these, 313, 122, 75, 27 and seven have been outstanding for more than one, two, three, four and five years respectively. The earliest application is dated July, 1947.