§ Mr. Kershaw
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that on Monday 8th April between the hours of 4.47 and 5.32 o'clock, the hon. Member for Stroud attempted to telephone Strasbourg 353400 from the Houses of Parliament and that during this time, despite repeated requests, it was impossible to elicit any information about the progress of the call or to speak to the number asked for; and what steps he will take to improve the system.
§ Mr. Bevins
I am sorry that my hon. Friend had this difficulty. The unfortunate delay to this call is exceptional. I have not yet been able to establish the full facts, and am in touch with the French Administration. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as I can.