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Telephones

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many persons are waiting for telephones to be installed, and what were the comparable waiting lists in each of the previous 10 years.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) how many households in Great Britain had at least one telephone in 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1975; and what he estimates the number will be in 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000;(2) how many people are at present on the waiting list for a telephone;(3) how many telephone boxes there are in Great Britain at the latest available date; how many are out of action because of vandalism; and if he will make a statement;(4) how many households possess a telephone in each of the counties in Great Britain at the latest available date.