HC Deb 29 March 1934 vol 287 cc2136-7
23. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Postmaster-General whether, with a view to facilitating business with foreign countries, he will consider the desirability of providing in each telephone exchange in the London area an operator capable of accepting a telegram in the French language?


Any London subscriber who asks his local operator for "foreign telegrams" or who dials the appropriate code (557) is immediately connected to a foreign-speaking operator at the Central Telegraph Office; and there would accordingly be no advantage in adopting this suggestion. If my hon. and gallant Friend has informa- tion as to any difficulties experienced, I shall be glad to make inquiries on receipt of particulars.