HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 cc690-1
17. Mr. Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the only protection provided for the telephone exchange at Colchester consists of cloth gas-shutters backed with wire netting, and as this protection will be useless against the effect of blast from high-explosive bombs, will he take immediate steps to provide better protection for this exchange on account of its importance, not only for civilian, but for Defence purposes?

Major Tryon

The scheme for the provision of protection at the Colchester telephone exchange which is expected to be completed in about a week is on the same lines as those adopted in other similar cases, and provides more effective protection than is indicated in my hon. Friend's question.

Mr. Lewis

Do I understand that no other post office in the country has better protection?

Major Tryon

No, Sir, but I would point out to the hon. Member that Colchester has at least equal protection to other similar post offices.

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