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Telephone Accounts

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the dissatisfaction of the public at the refusal of the Post Office to supply details of telephone trunk calls and telegrams sent by telephone in their quarterly statements of account; and whether he will consider the possibility of inserting the telephone number of the trunk call or the place to which the telegram was directed opposite the figures which are now set out on the account without any particulars concerning the matter in respect of which the charge is made?

I believe the present arrangement under which the charge for each trunk call and phonogram is shown in the quarterly statements of account meets the convenience of the general body of subscribers. In cases where more detailed information is required, it is supplied on payment of a small charge to cover the extra work involved.