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Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many applicants were on the waiting list for telephones in the Woolwich Borough area 12 months ago; how many applications are still outstanding; and for how long, on average, those applicants have been waiting for telephones.

Two thousand six hundred applications were outstanding a year ago and this number has now fallen to 1751: of these about 250 have been waiting between one and two years and 600 over two years. Two thousand and eighteen telephones were fitted during the last 12 months.