§ Sir S. McAdden
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the delays experienced by telephone subscribers in the Southend area who wish to communicate with other areas, particularly London; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the situation.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
Yes. The traffic has increased considerably and both the switchboard and trunk lines are overloaded. Relief is being given by additional50W lines some of which should be ready early next month; and by the provision of subscriber Trunk Dialing in about the middle of 1965.