Dáil Éireann - Volume 346 - 06 December, 1983

Written Answers. - Telephone Service.

404. Mr. Taylor asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will expedite the provision of service having regard to the fact that she is elderly and lives alone.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. J. Mitchell): Service will be provided as soon as possible for the person named but it is unlikely that the necessary engineering work can be completed before the middle of next year.

It was expected that service would be provided earlier. Unfortunately it was not possible to do so because of the need to divert staff to other urgent work.

The objective of the Department's current telephone development programme is to provide a fully satisfactory telephone service nationally in terms of both quality and availability by the end of 1984.

405. Mr. R. Burke asked the Minister [1089] for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin as he has been on the waiting list for six years.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. J. Mitchell): I very much regret the delay in providing telephone service for the person named. However, it will not be possible to meet this application until necessary additional engineering work is carried out.

The objective of the Department's current telephone development programme is to provide a fully satisfactory telephone service nationally in terms of both quality and availability by the end of 1984 and it is expected that service will be provided for the person named about the middle of next year.

406. Mr. R. Burke asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs when a telephone service will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. J. Mitchell): I very much regret the delay in providing telephone service for the person named. However, it will not be possible to meet this application until necessary additional engineering work is carried out.

The objective of the Department's current telephone development programme is to provide a fully satisfactory telephone service nationally in terms of both quality and availability by the end of 1984 and it is expected that service will be provided for the person named during the first half of next year.