HC Deb 04 May 1926 vol 195 cc216-7W

asked the Postmaster-General, if he can state how many wrong number calls were recorded at the Victoria exchange daring the current week?

Viscount WOLMER

There is no record of the total number of wrong connections made at the Victoria exchange during the week in question. Observations taken, however, at intervals during that week showed that the figure was 3'5 per cent. of the total number of calls under observation.

Colonel DAY

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that extensions and alterations to telephones in the southern sections of England, especially the Brighton district, take three or four months to complete; and if he can give the reason of this delay and inconvenience to the public?

Viscount WOLMER

Any works involving new buildings or underground cables necessarily take some time, but if the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any cases he has in mind, I will have inquiry made.