HC Deb 18 May 1960 vol 623 cc1260-1
16. Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General to what extent the telephone information service, specially provided in London to give details of daily events to tourists, has proved a success.

Mr. Bevins

This service, which gives a diary of events in English, French and German, has been well received. About 1,000 calls are made to it each day.

Mr. Mason

Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to make this service more widely known and, in particular, consider the suggestion that a display card should be prepared to be put in London hotels so that tourists can take immediate advantage of it?

Mr. Bevins

I entirely agree with the hon. Member that this service does not have the publicity which it should. I am considering that suggestion. I will see that an advertisement is put in the opening pages of the London telephone directory and, in addition, we will use other media.