§ MR. BROTHERTON (Wakefield)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will grant six minute telephone trunk calls from 8 p.m. on Saturdays till 8 a.m. on Mondays.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The change suggested by the hon. Member would involve an increase of staff for Sunday duty at most of the larger trunk wire exchanges, and I am unwilling to take any steps which would tend to increase unnecessarily the amount of Sunday duty. The use of the trunk system is available on Sunday at any hour to meet cases of emergency.