Telephone Service (Installations).

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 29th November 1934.

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Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam


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?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

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.