asked the Postmaster-General if he can take steps to ensure the more speedy and efficient working of the Glasgow telephone exchange with regard to trunk calls from Southern Scotland, and thereby save to subscribers in the latter area the delay and inconvenience that they at present suffer?
§ Captain Waterhouse
The difficulties to which my hon. Friend refers are largely due to the heavy pressure of traffic on the main telephone routes available out of Glasgow. The provision of additional circuits is in hand and I anticipate that a number will be brought into service shortly. If my hon. Friend has in mind the delay on calls to any particular place I will gladly have inquiries made.