HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 c1189
39. Sir Richard Wells

asked the Postmaster-General whether the Transatlantic telephone to the United States of America and Canada will be available for the public at Christmas?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

The considerations which necessitated the suspension of the public use of the Transatlantic telephone service still hold good, and I am sorry that it will not be possible to make the service available for the public at Christmas.