§ Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the delay in obtaining long-distance telephone calls after 7 p.m. since the introduction of cheaper rates, he will 862W consider granting preference for urgent calls on payment of an extra express charge?
§ Sir E. BENNETT
The delay after 7 p.m. to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers is confined to a few long-distance routes, and is being steadily reduced. I hope that, before long, the service on all the routes will Ire sufficiently speedy to make it unnecessary to introduce a, system of preferential calls.