§ 21. Sir C. Osborne
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a Humberston, Grimsby, builders merchant was recently given three telephone lines on the already overcrowded Marsh-chapel exchange and not on the Humberston exchange, that their numbers were omitted from the directory, that private household numbers were wrongly given as theirs; and if he will now put the matter right.
§ Mr. Edward Short
Yes. Marshchapel lines have been provided temporarily because Humberston cannot take any more278W connections pending an extension. This is in hand. The directory errors will be corrected in the next editions. It the meantime, calls to the private household number are being diverted to Post Office operators, so that calls for the firm can be correctly connected.
I am sorry for the inconvenience which has been caused, and I am offering a rebate of rental.