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Telephone Numbers

Volume 644: debated on Wednesday 12 July 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General why he has refused to allow Welbeck Motors Limited to be allotted the telephone number MINcing Lane 4222.

As my hon. Friend knows the number MINcing Lane 4222 is equivalent to MINICAB on the type of dial used in London. Telephone numbering systems are not designed to be used for advertising, and it would be impossible to provide numbers of this sort for all who might want them.