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Commonwealth Countries (Charges)

Volume 650: debated on Friday 1 December 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General what are the prospects of introducing cheaper telephone calls between Great Britain and the countries of the Commonwealth.

I can see no immediate prospect of introducing lower charges for telephone calls from Great Britain to the other countries of the Commonwealth. The present charges have remained unchanged since the war, and compare favourably with the charges made by other administrations for calls over comparable distances.

migration for each of the last five years from India, Pakistan, West Indies, West Africa, and East and Central Africa, respectively.