§ Mr. SUGDEN
asked the Postmaster-General if he will give facilities for private contractors to put in proper order and repair those telephone and telegraphic services which for many months have been out of service because of weather strains and storms?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The work in question cannot with advantage be placed in the hands of private contractors. If the hon. Member will give me particulars of any cases in which there appears to have been undue delay in carrying out repairs, I will enquire into them.