§ Sir F. Markham
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the discontent in the Bletchley and Winslow areas with the telephone system; and whether he will accelerate proposals to improve it.
§ Mr. Bevins
I am sorry that owing to an acute shortage of plant, the telephone systems in these areas are not good. 187W More exchange equipment and cables are being provided at Bletchley and I expect the work to be finished by the end of the year. At Winslow a new relief exchange will be ready next year.
This work is being done as quickly as possible. The dates I have quoted are the earliest practicable ones but they will be improved upon if this should prove possible as the schemes progress.