Our desire is to give private lines to any private subscriber who desires one. I am glad to say that the number of people who are waiting has decreased considerably in the past year.
Nearly 1,500 telephones were connected in the past 12 months and the waiting list was reduced by over 1,200. I hope it will be possible to maintain this high rate of provision during the current year, but progress in clearing the waiting list depends upon the level of new demand and on the provision of additional cables and equipment, which are planned.
Following is the information:
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|Number of subscribers at 1st April|
|Outstanding applications at 1st April|