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Wednesday, 24 October 1956

Mr L R JOHNSON (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Does the PostmasterGeneral recall that, in answer to my question upon notice, he stated that the electorate of Hughes had the largest number of outstanding applications for telephones . of all electorates in Australia? Since many of the 4,000 applicants in the Hughes electorate have waited up to ten years for a telephone, and since the area is expanding rapidly, will the Minister undertake an immediate review of the department's developmental programme with a view to granting priorities so as to alleviate the record telephone shortage in the Hughes electorate?

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