London Telephone Directory.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons at on 23 November 1931.

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Captain CROOKSHANK:

55.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will reconsider the present form of publishing the London Telephone Directory, in view of the inconvenience caused by the necessity of using two volumes, one of which is always out of date?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I regret that the size of the Directory makes it impossible to revert to a single volume. My hon. and gallant Friend is under a misapprehension in assuming that the publication of the two parts at different times means that it is more out-of-date than if the two parts were issued simultaneously. In point of fact, it is, on the average, less out of date, as new entries can be accepted at a date closer to the date of issue.

Captain CROOKSHANK:

Will my right hon. Friend give us an assurance that, in future, at any rate, the convenience of its customers will be considered by the Post Office?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I will certainly do my best in that direction.