HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c278W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in view of the fact that at the request of her office the hon. Member for Newham, North-West telephoned her Department on Wednesday, 16th April and, although the ringing tone ensued, he was on two occasions unable to obtain a reply, she will take steps to ensure that prompt replies are received to telephone calls to her Department.

Mr. O'Malley

I am sorry my hon. Friend had difficulty in getting through to my Department on Wednesday, 16th April. The Post Office is trying to trace a suspected fault which has the effect that some incoming calls are not signalled on the telephone switchboard.

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