§ Sir N. Cooper-Key
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to improve the postal, telegraphic delivery, and telephone services of the borough of Hastings.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
I am sorry that the telephone service in Hastings is not as good as I would wish. It suffered a temporary setback while we were rearranging equipment to provide for future improvement of the service. Plans have been made for the conversion from manual to automatic working and we are doing the preliminary work on the site prior to starting building operations. The postal and telegraph services at Hastings are generally good but the occasional failure is inevitable. I am writing to the hon. Gentleman about the two instances to which he drew my right hon. Friend's attention.