§ 1. Mr. Blaker
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will take steps to improve the telephone repair services available at weekends.
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Joseph Slater)
Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend is considering an extension of the repair service on weekdays which should enable us to give a better service to faults reported up to 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays. An emergency service is available for the rest of the weekend.
§ Mr. Blaker
Is not the situation rather pathetic when, in the normal course of events, people whose telephones go wrong just before the weekend have to wait until Monday to get them repaired? Would not the Bell Telephone Coy of North America be ashamed of that situation and put it right immediately?
§ Mr. Slater
By reason of what my hon. Friend is endeavouring to do, there will 406 be few repairs carried over from Friday to Saturday, which will give us more time to repair the faults which happen on Saturday.