§ 75. Captain BRASS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the grave inconvenience caused to telephone subscribers in the London area by the abrupt cutting off of their conversations without warning; and, in view of this fact, whether he will give instructions for special observations to be kept on the Bank and Gerrard exchanges?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The service is under continuous observation and the records do not indicate that the number of premature disconnections is exceptional at the exchanges referred to. Interruptions of this kind are due not only to electrical faults and accidental disturbance of connections at the exchanges, but also to indifferent operating at subscribers' private branch exchanges; and if the hon. and gallant Member will give me particulars of any installations on which disconnections have been unusually noticeable, I will have inquiry made in regard to them.