§ Colonel GREIG
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to complaints by subscribers in the Glasgow area to the telephone system that the type of instrument, having fixed transmitters, now being supplied to them is not suitable for use in commercial offices; and, if so, whether he will state 1018W what steps, if any, he has taken or proposes to take to remedy this defect?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The type of instrument previously in use in connection with certain old exchanges in the Glasgow area is unsuitable and unreliable when fitted to circuits connected with exchanges worked on the modern central battery system. The replacement of these old exchanges by modern apparatus has consequently necessitated the replacement of the older type of instrument by the type to which the hon. Member refers, and which is in use in commercial offices in London and most other large cities as well as in all cities in the United States.