§ 18. Mr. John Wells
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to improve the telephone service in the Maidstone area.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
I am sorry that the service has been unsatisfactory because of the heavy load on the exchange. It is being extended and the new equipment, which will give S.T.D. facilities, should be in service by the middle of next year.
§ Mr. Slater
We are doing all we can to improve the service on behalf of the hon. Member's constituents. As I have mentioned, the new subscriber trunk dialling equipment which we are installing should give a greatly improved service.