§ MR. H. J. CRAIG (Tynemouth)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is prepared to consider the 476 desirability of improving the telephonic facilities between the various boroughs on Tyneside by readjusting some of the geographical limits which at present operate unequally between neighbouring districts.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
The limits of the existing telephone exchange areas were settled under the agreement between the Post Office and the National Telephone Company under which the trunk lines were transferred to the Post Office in 1896. It would be difficult to readjust these limits without disturbing the existing relations between the systems of the Post Office and the National Telephone Company as well as the Company's contracts with their subscribers. I will, however, carefully consider any particular case in which an alteration may be desired, if brought to my attention.