It would not be possible to provide a telephone for each desk in rooms in the upper committee corridor with the existing switchboard and equipment, but it would be possible to provide one or two extra telephones if requested. The whole telephone system of the Palace of Westminster is at the present time under investigation, both by a working party of the Post Office and the House of Commons (Services) Committee.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that hon. Members spend a considerable amount of time in having to answer the telephone for calls which are not for them at all? If, therefore, he can increase the number of telephones, will he do so?