§ Major HORE-BELISHA
asked the. Postmaster-General whether he will inquire into the delays at the Regent Exchange with a view to the elimination of the long periods that the subscriber has to wait before being asked what number he requires, and the large percentage of wrong numbers that are given?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
Recent records show that the speed of answer at the Regent Exchange does not compare unfavourably with that of other London exchanges and that the great majority of calls are answered by the telephonists in 10 seconds or less. The records also show that the percentage of wrong numbers at this exchange for the first1988W six months of this year is very small. If, however, the hon. and gallant Member will let me known if he has any special telephone circuit in mind, I will have it tested in case a fault may be causing difficulties.