Personal Case, Leeds

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1954.

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Photo of Mr George Jeger Mr George Jeger , Goole 12:00 am, 12th May 1954

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when Mr. J. Crosland, Palmerston Lodge, Fairburn, near Leeds, may expect to be supplied with the telephone for which he applied in 1951.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

I hope this telephone will be supplied towards the end of the year, when wires become available.

Photo of Mr George Jeger Mr George Jeger , Goole

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?

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

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.