Mr. D. M. Adams
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the delays in the trunk call services between London, South Wales, and the North; and whether he will state the reasons why it takes as long as an hour to put through a call on these services?
§ Major Tryon
I am fully aware of the delays on trunk calls to which the hon. Member refers; they are the result of a marked increase in business activities since Whitsuntide, which has produced a sudden rise in the level of telephone traffic. Additional circuits to relieve the congestion on the routes concerned are being provided as rapidly as possible.