HC Deb 30 January 1962 vol 652 c881
9. Mr. K. Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General how many customers requesting telephones are unable to get installation because of shortage of telephone instruments.

Miss Pike

Very few, as telephone instruments are generally in good supply. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind and will let us have details, my right hon. Friend will be happy to make inquiry.

Mr. Channon

Can my hon. Friend say whether the same consideration applies to all types of telephone instrument, including automatic exchanges?

Miss Pike

Automatic exchange equipment comes into a different category, and some of it is in short supply. But we are urgently looking into all these matters.