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Answering Service

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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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.

In view of the limitation of our resources in manpower and capital expenditure. I regret that I cannot consider the provision of such a service by the Post Office at the present time.