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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 3168

Dr Klugman asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to the inadequacy of the automatic telephone system in Parliament House.

(2)   If so, when will his Department take steps to correct the position.

Sir Alan Hulme - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes, my Department is aware of some inadequacies in the present telephone system at Parliament House and some minor faults in the equipment may have contributed to difficulties experienced recently.

(2)   The installation of a new automatic telephone system of the most modern type available, and which will ensure that the expanding telephone needs of the House are adequately met, has already begun and will be completed about the end of July this year. The faults in the present equipment have been rectified and pending completion of the new installation regular checks are being maintained to ensure that satisfactory service is available.

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