HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc723-4W
Mr. Goldie

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that during business hours there was recently seven hours' delay in telephone calls to the Manchester area from London; and whether, in the public interest, he will take such steps as may be necessary to accelerate such service?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am aware that there has recently been heavy delay on calls from London to Manchester. This is largely due to the temporary interruption of lines serving the North-West of England, and my hon. Friend may rest assured that all practicable steps are being taken to effect an improvement.