HC Deb 22 June 1933 vol 279 cc931-2
41. Lieut.-Colonel GAULT

asked the Postmaster-General whether the London Telephone Exchange contains an inquiry bureau capable of answering questions addressed to it in European languages; and, if not, whether he will consider the advisability of establishing such a bureau for the convenience of continental visitors in London?

The POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)

There is an interpreter on duty at the Chief Post Office, King Edward Street, E.C.I, by whom inquiries made in person by continental visitors are dealt with. Persons making inquiries by telephone would be put through to foreign-speaking staff at the main trunk exchange if they could not be dealt with at the local exchange. The arrangements in force would appear to meet all reasonable requirements.


May I ask my right hon. Friend whether they can answer questions addressed to them in ordinary English?