HC Deb 07 December 1931 vol 260 c1529W
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?


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.