§ 14. Mr. Onslow
asked the Postmaster-General what representations he has received concerning the lack of capacity for new telephone subscribers on the Woking and Byfleet telephone exchanges; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
We have received complaints from the hon. Gentleman about Byfleet exchange. Equipment extensions now being undertaken will enable some applicants to be given service at Byfleet in the summer and the remainder by the end of this year. There is ample spare exchange capacity at Woking.
§ Mr. Onslow
Will the hon. Gentleman accept that there is. nevertheless, a long waiting period at Woking and Byfleet, and that although some action has been taken, more is necessary? Will he take the opportunity of the so-called "Telephone Fortnight" to issue a public apology to frustrated subscribers?
§ Mr. Slater
No, Sir, I do not think so. I have written to the hon. Gentleman about his constituency. I think that what we are doing now and what is happening is in the order of advancement.