asked the Postmaster-General whether the 93,500 new telephone subscribers who have been enrolled since the reduced rates came into force on 1st October last have now all been connected up; whether in all these cases the telephonic installation has been produced in this country; and whether steps have been taken to ensure that all such installations are manufactured in future in Great Britain?
The number of new telephones ordered for installation between the 1st October and the 17th November was 73,500. Service has already been provided except in a comparatively small number of cases. In all these cases the installation has been produced in this country as is the case with 99.82 per cent. of Post Office supplies.