§ 92. Mr. R. Bell
asked the Postmaster-General to what extent it is the practice of the Post Office to give notice to telephone subscribers of any temporary discontinuance of their service; and whether he is satisfied that such a practice was followed in south Buckinghamshire on the occasions of which particulars have been sent to him.
§ Mr. K. Thompson
Our standing instructions provide that subscribers should be notified when it seems likely that there will be interruptions in their telephone service lasting more than 48 hours. We had no reason to expect that the engineering work now in progress in the area would have caused such faults, and I greatly regret the inconvenience that has been caused. We have done our best to put things right, and all the faults were cleared within 48 hours.