§ 44. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that the Reigate and Redhill telephone exchanges were admitted to the London area by the National Telephone Company and have since retained this facility, he will, in any reorganisation scheme, for the same reason arrange that existing subscribers in the London book at Reston, Kent, should remain therein?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
I regret I cannot contemplate any extension of the existing boundaries of the London telephone area.
§ Mr. SMITHERS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, if a private company had treated their clients in the way 29 that the Post Office has treated these people, they would soon go into bankruptcy?