Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this man, my constituent, is an agricultural engineer who is constantly in demand in the agricultural area surrounding the village of Fairburn where he lives? Is it not possible to expedite the fitting of a telephone to this man's premises?
I am afraid that it is not possible. There are no spare wires in the cable which serves the locality in which the man lives. I would also point out that when we do the job we shall have to put up seven poles and over half a mile of wire.