HC Deb 25 April 1968 vol 763 cc65-6W
45. Mr. Ford

asked the Postmaster General, what steps he is taking to improve Telex services, particularly in relation to overseas calls.

Mr. Mason

Additional equipment for both the inland and overseas telex services has been on order for some time, but unfortunately all contracts are seriously delayed. I am pressing the manufacturers to improve their deliveries.

We are trying hard to get more staff for the International Telex Exchange but recruitment in Central London is difficult.

I am asking overseas administrations to help reduce congestion at their end.