Telephone Service (Farms).

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 11th July 1935.

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Photo of Sir Gifford Fox Sir Gifford Fox , Henley

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that for the six eastern counties the weighted average of the percentage of farms of all sizes equipped with telephones is only 12 per cent.; and whether he will consider what steps he can take by increasing the free mileage radius or otherwise to procure an improvement of this figure?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

I have no information to confirm the percentage figure quoted by my hon. and gallant Friend, but I fully share his desire to increase the use of the telephone service by farmers. The whole question of encouraging a wider use of the telephone service in rural areas is at present under active consideration.