HC Deb 08 November 1950 vol 480 cc53-4W
25. Mr. Foster

asked the Postmaster-General when he intends to introduce a telephone answering service and thus provide a facility which obtains in most foreign countries and which, by taking messages of subscribers, economises manpower and promotes efficiency.

Mr. Ness Edwards

In view of the limitation of our resources in manpower and capital expenditure. I regret that I cannot consider the provision of such a service by the Post Office at the present time.