HC Deb 10 July 1939 vol 349 c1806
55. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Postmaster-General how many telephone junctions there are at the Greenock exchange connecting with Port Glasgow; whether he is aware that inconvenience and annoyance are experienced by Greenock subscribers owing to no such junctions being available when they wish to pass a call; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the matter?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

There are 12 junction circuits between the Greenock and Port Glasgow telephone exchanges. Normally there is no delay on calls in either direction but there are occasional heavy peaks of traffic, and to cope with these, two additional junctions are being provided.

Mr. Gibson

Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman's Department intend to leave this matter until the automatic exchange is ready?

Major Tryon

No, Sir. These two additional services will be available by the end of July.