§ Mr. Brewis
asked the Postmaster-General what is the average waiting time for a new telephone subscriber to be connected on the New Abbey Exchange near Dumfries; and when he expects to install new equipment so that the waiting list can be reduced.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
There are four outstanding applicants who have been waiting on average 11 months. New equipment is expected to be installed by December this year when all will be given telephone service.