HC Deb 24 July 1939 vol 350 cc1040-1W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the number of calls made to the speaking clock since its inception, the number of centres served, and the prospect of extending the facility to other parts of the whole country?

Major Tryon

Approximately 54,000,000 calls have been made to the speaking clock since the inception of the TIM service on the 24th July, 1936. The total weekly number of calls now being made is about 545,000. The service is available to subscribers in London and Edinburgh and 10 large provincial centres. Arrangements are in hand to extend it to other centres.

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