HC Deb 23 May 1946 vol 423 c517
31. Mr. Beswick

asked the Assistant Postmaster General if he is aware of the unsatisfactory service provided by the Pinner Telephone Exchange, which must be heavily overloaded; and what measures are being taken to improve that service.

Mr. Burke

Yes, Sir; the difficulties which arise are mainly due, as in the case of other London exchanges, to shortage of experienced operating staff, but special steps are being taken and an improvement should be noticeable soon.

Mr. J. Lewis

May I ask if shortage of staff is the cause of the difficulty in taking 20 minutes to get Directory inquiries on Sunday morning?