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Telephone Service (Party Lines)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether his Department will investigate the possibilities of making the conversations of one subscriber inaudible to the other on a party line.

We have already investigated this and felt compelled to decide against it. It would mean providing new apparatus and modifying existing telephones on a large scale, thus diverting our effort from the supply of new telephones.