§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Major Tryon)
I am glad to say that the difficulties which were experienced earlier in the year have now largely been overcome; and, according to recent observation records, the average speed of answer at night in the London Telephone Area is about nine seconds. Every endeavour is being made to improve the service still further, particularly by strengthening the supervision. If my hon. Friend has any particular case of delay in mind and will furnish details, I shall be pleased to investigate it.
§ Major TRYON
We are doing our best to get a thoroughly good staff for this work, and the work is continually supervised and checked by inspectors, who put through a large number of calls, to see how the work is going on.