§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Postmaster-General between what hours the radio-telephone to Copenhagen is now available for journalists; how many times the service has been interrupted since 15th November; and for how long on each occasion?
§ Major Tryon
The normal hours of working of the radio-telephone service to Copenhagen are from 7 to 10.30 a.m. and from 4.30 to 10.30 p.m. These hours are extended when necessary to meet requirements. Owing mainly to unfavourable atmospheric conditions, the service has recently been subject to frequent interruptions. During the period from the 15th November to the 7th December the total number of interruptions was 60 and their average duration was about an hour.