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Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 16 March 1949

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he will introduce legislation to enable interest to be charged on every telephone account between the end of the quarter and the date when the account is rendered.

Will the hon. Gentleman allow me to congratulate him on declining to follow the bad lead of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who sucks interest from the payer of the Special Contribution, even for the period before the account is sent to him?