Telex Service

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Ian Gilmour Mr Ian Gilmour , Norfolk Central 12:00 am, 25th July 1968

asked the Postmaster-General if he is satisfied with the efficiency of the telex service; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr John Stonehouse Mr John Stonehouse , Wednesbury

The inland service is generally good, but I am certainly not satisfied with the overseas service, where there are deficiencies due to shortages of equipment and staff. In the context of greatly increasing demand, we are doing all we can to put this right.

Photo of Mr Ian Gilmour Mr Ian Gilmour , Norfolk Central

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the overseas service has now become so bad that not only the customers but even the operators are writing to hon. Members complaining about it?

Photo of Mr John Stonehouse Mr John Stonehouse , Wednesbury

Yes, Sir. I have gone into the matter with great care. The service is not as good as it should be, but I hope that it will be improved.