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Wednesday, 28 October 1970

Mr Armitage asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice:

(1)   How many applications were lodged for telephone services in each State during the vear 1969-70.

(2)   How many long-term deferred applications for telephones were there in each State as al 30 June 1970.

Mr Hulme (PETRIE, QUEENSLAND) (Postmaster-General) - -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Demand in each State for telephone services involving the provision of new lines or equipment in 1969-70 after allowing for withdrawn applications which numbered 37,707 was as follows:


In addition, throughout the Commonwealth, 172,566 applications were received for services utilising lines and equipment already in place as follows:


(2)   Deferred applications (those on which service could not be offered pending major extensions of cable and/or exchange equipment) at 30 June 1970, were:


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