HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 cc49-50W
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 additional lines some of which should be ready early next month; and by the provision of subscriber Trunk Dialing in about the middle of 1965.

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