HL Deb 19 February 1990 vol 516 c130WA
Lord Bethell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Soviet Government about the deterioration in telephone services between London and Moscow.

Lord Reay

We are well aware of the frustrations caused by the inadequacies of the telephone service between London and Moscow. These stem from technical problems, and British Telecom believe that the service should improve significantly in the next few months as international links with Moscow currently being installed are brought into operation.