§ 9. Sir R. Russell
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that telephone conversations between London and some places in the South of France are almost inaudible; and if he will make representations to the French Government with a view to improving the service.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
Complaints of difficulties with calls to a few small exchanges in the South of France have been referred to the appropriate authorities in France and are receiving attention there.
§ Sir R. Russell
While thanking the hon. Gentleman for that Answer, may I ask him if he is aware that while a recent telephone conversation which I had with my wife from this area was almost inaudible, some years ago when I telephoned her from Wellington, New Zealand, the line was so clear that we might have been in adjoining rooms?
§ Mr. Slater
We are in constant contact with the French authorities in matters of transmission and we are at present awaiting information from them.