§ Sir F. NELSON
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the increasing dissatisfaction on the part of telephone subscribers in the London area in regard to the delays in getting connection and, in particular, to the delay so often experienced 1127W in getting a reply from the exchange; and is he satisfied that in the circumstances all possible steps are being taken by his Department to ensure a reasonable standard of efficiency?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
The observations which are regularly taken of the service do not indicate deterioration. They show that the average speed of answer from the exchange is six seconds.