HC Deb 08 March 1946 vol 420 c138W
Viscount Corvedale

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will adopt the Paris system of dialling three letters in order to receive the latest news bulletin on the telephone.

Mr. Burke

No, Sir. The possibility of introducing a service on the lines of the Paris system was being examined before the war, but I cannot undertake to pursue the matter so long as the resources of the Post Office are concentrated in meeting the heavy demand for the provision of basic services.