§ MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether 694 he will take steps, subject to the necessary local support, to establish a telephone system in Robertsbridge, Sussex, and thereby to connect together the existing telephone systems which already reach and include the adjoining parishes of Hawkhurst, Ticehurst, and Battle.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I shall be glad to establish a telephone service in Robertsbridge if the necessary support is forthcoming. Estimates in respect of the extension are being prepared. The proposal is to include Robertsbridge on the Hawkhurst system. It cannot be included on the same system as Ticehurst or Battle, as those places are in the National Telephone Company's Tunbridge Wells and Hastings areas, respectively.