HC Deb 18 June 1952 vol 502 c1170
2. Mr. Ian Harvey

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how long it now takes to make a toll and a trunk connection, respectively; and how this compares with this time last year.

Mr. Gammans

In the three months ending 31st March the average times from the start of toll and trunk calls until the called subscriber answered were 46 and 90 seconds, respectively, as compared with 49 and 102 seconds in the same three months last year.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Can the hon. Gentleman say how far this is due to the fact that the Post Office has got more staff?

Mr. Gammans

That is the chief reason, and also the greater stability of staff.