HC Deb 20 June 1911 vol 27 c138

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the delays experienced in obtaining telephonic communication between collieries and the rescue station in Newcastle-on-Tyne; and, in consideration of the results which might follow from such delay in the event of a disaster, will he take steps to secure prompt communication in such cases?

The POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

The importance of there being no delay in placing collieries in telephonic communication with the stations of rescue brigades has been brought to my notice, and I am making arrangements to prevent such delay occurring.