HC Deb 16 February 1970 vol 796 cc27-8
54. Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications if he will give a general direction to the Post Office to increase the development of International Subscriber Dialling.

Mr. Stonehouse

This is a matter for the Post Office in collaboration with overseas administrations and companies, but I think the Post Office is to be congratulated on the current improvements in International Subscriber Dialling.

Mr. Atkins

I congratulate my hon. Friend on continuing the progressive work of the Labour Government in developing the Post Office and enabling it to be one of the foremost Post Office services in the world.

Mr. Stonehouse

I am grateful for that observation. There is no doubt that I.S.D. is helping business very considerably in ensuring quick communications with firms abroad.