§ 4. Mr. Warren
asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what is the percentage of households with telephones in Great Britain; and how these figures compare with those of other advanced industrial nations, from information available from international sources.
§ Sir J. Eden
Just over 40 per cent. Exactly comparable figures for other countries are not available. In terms of telephones per 1,000 population, the United Kingdom is ahead of five of the present EEC countries but behind North America and Sweden.