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Local Calls (Charges)

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 18 April 1951

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73.

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider substituting an extra charge for local telephone calls after three minutes for his proposal to increase all charges for local calls from 2d. to 3d.

No. The majority of local calls from call offices are shorter than three minutes. The additional revenue resulting from my hon. Friend's proposal would be well below that from a 3d. call fee and would be largely offset by extra operating costs.