asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants are waiting for connection to the Orpington, Farnborough and Biggin Hill telephone exchanges, respectively; what is the present average period between application and connection; and whether he will make a statement upon the position generally now that these three new fully automatic exchanges are in operation.
The figures for which my hon. Friend asks and the number of telephones connected in the last twelve months are given in the following table:
|Number of applicants waiting for connexion
|Number of applications under inquiry or in course of being met
|Average period between application and connexion
|Number of telephones connected in the last 12 months