HC Deb 18 July 1935 vol 304 c1243W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the dissatisfaction among telephone subscribers in the Isle of Wight with regard to the delay they experience in putting through trunk telephone calls between that place and London; whether he is aware that in many instances it is necessary to wait for as long as one hour before obtaining a connection; and whether he can take steps to improve the service in this respect?


The delay recently experienced on trunk telephone calls from the Isle of Wight has been due to the exceptionally heavy increase in telephone traffic caused by the Naval Review. Additional circuits and staff have been provided at Ryde, and every effort is being made to keep delay to a minimum.