§ Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the telephone service at Shinfield, near Reading, is constantly breaking down; that it is again out of order there; and whether he will take some immediate steps to remedy the state of affairs that has existed there for the last two years or more?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The disturbance on 26th November was quite exceptional, being due to the flooding of a manhole by a sudden storm at a time when men were working on the cable. Communication was restored at 10 a.m. on 27th November. The circuits are now in a specially protected cable, and no further trouble of the kind that occurred in the past is anticipated.