HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 cc1213-4
69. Captain A. EVANS

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the dissatisfaction caused by the inefficient service rendered by the East Grinstead telephone exchange; if he is aware that when a subscriber is making inquiries of the supervisor or dictating a telegram for transmission the person concerned at the telephone exchange invariably leaves the instrument every few moments, ostensibly to answer other calls, and on protesting the subscriber is informed that they are busy; and will he take steps to have this exchange furnish a complete and efficient service to the subscribers?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I am having inquiries made in regard to the service given at the East, Grinstead telephone exchange, and will acquaint the hon. and gallant Member with the result.