HC Deb 12 November 1952 vol 507 cc62-3W
105. Mr. Snow

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the needlessly complex dialling system operating approximately in the area within a radius of 12 miles of Lichfield, Staffordshire, and to the indifferent service provided; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this matter.

Mr. Gammans

The numerical dialling codes in use in the Lichfield area for subscribers wishing to make calls to exchanges other than their own are similar to those in other parts of the country, and our general experience is that subscribers welcome the facility. I am aware that the telephone service in the Lichfield area is not at present altogether satisfactory, due to shortage of automatic equipment and cables, but I hope it will be remedied in a few months.

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