HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2890W
Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether telephonic communication now exists between London and Salamanca and London and Barcelona, respectively?

Major Tryon

I have been asked to answer this question. The through telephone circuits between London and Madrid, which formerly served the whole of Spain, have been interrupted for many months past. There is no telephonic communication at present between London and Salamanca. Communication is nominally open, by way of Paris, to Barcelona and certain parts of Spain served through Barcelona; but very few calls from London are accepted by the telephone authorities at Barcelona.