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Volume 644: debated on Wednesday 12 July 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General if he will state the numbers of applicants for telephones in each region at 31st December, 1960, 31st March, 1961, and at the latest convenient date, respectively.

Apart from applications under inquiry or in the course of provision, the figures are as follows:

Waiting List
Region31st December, 196031st March, 196130th June, 1961
Home Counties12,82914,48915,023
North Eastern5,5355,8866,404
Northern Ireland9501,1051,195
North Western5,9416,6497,327
South Western1,0339641,254
Wales and Border Counties2,3462,3382,690