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Shared Service

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Postmaster-General why he has not developed equipment to provide separate ringing on party telephone lines, as is used extensively throughout the United States of America.

Separate ringing is provided for all subscribers with shared service, which is the standard form of party line in this country. This means that neither of the two parties on the line hears when the other is rung.