§ 25. Mr. Foster
asked the Postmaster-General when he intends to introduce a telephone answering service and thus provide a facility which obtains in most foreign countries and which, by taking messages of subscribers, economises manpower and promotes efficiency.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
In view of the limitation of our resources in manpower and capital expenditure. I regret that I54W cannot consider the provision of such a service by the Post Office at the present time.