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Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General how old is the longest outstanding application for a telephone in the Cleveland division.

the United Kingdom; what percentage was ploughed-back profits; and what were the total sums brought into the United Kingdom in each year as profits and dividends from non-Governmental investments abroad.

The following tables contain the information so far as it is available, for the last three years 1958 to 1960. Owing to changes in the method of compilation of balance of payments statistics, it is not possible to provide comparable figures for earlier years.

Nearly three years, but my right hon. Friend is glad to say that service will soon be given in this case.

asked the Postmaster-General what is the average length of time on the waiting list for a telephone in the Cleveland division.

The composition of the waiting list of applications held up because of shortage of plant is not constant, and a reliable average waiting time cannot therefore be quoted. In the present list 8 per cent. of die applications have been held up for more than 12 months. When plant is available, service is usually given in about six weeks from the date of application.

asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants there are for telephones in the Cleveland division.

1st May, 19591st May, 1961
Personal secretaries108105
Typists, including shorthand typists568 full-time538 full-time
98 part-time123 part-time
Senior machine operators, machine operators and assistants.127 (including 1 part-time)119 (including 1 part-time)