§ 16. Mr. Channon
asked the Postmaster-General what progress is being made with the subscriber trunk dialling system throughout the country.
§ Mr. Channon
Can my hon. Friend say whether or not she has found that this has, in the main, proved popular with subscribers or are they finding that their bills are mounting terribly?
§ Mr. Mason
Is not the hon. Lady aware that this is not proving correct and that her Department has been the subject of a great deal of public and Press criticism over S.T.D.? While most of my hon. Friends think that the mechanisation of dialling to this extent is a good thing, should not the Post Office do more to advertise the good points about the introduction of this system, rather than allow so much public criticism to come to the fore against the G.P.O.?
§ Miss Pike
I think the hon. Member is stressing the criticism that there is in many quarters about the timed local calls and not the advantages of the trunk calls. We are certainly doing everything we can in both respects to ensure that the general public have a system which satisfies them and gives them good value.
§ Mr. W. R. Williams
Can the Assistant Postmaster-General say when she expects a report on the working of S.T.D., as well as on the working of the Post Office, during the past year?