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Volume 640: debated on Monday 15 May 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General when sufficient lines to Basingstoke will be made available to prevent callers from London frequently receiving the junctions engaged signal on weekday mornings.

I am sorry about these difficulties. They are due to the unexpectedly heavy growth in traffic and the shortage of circuits to Basingstoke. We are examining the possibility of providing extra circuits and I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.