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Postal And Telephone Charges

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what would be the effect on the cost of living of the implementation of each of the proposed increases in postal charges and telephone charges now under consideration, taking them (a) individually and (b) as a whole.

I have been asked to reply.I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Lewis) on 16th January.—[Vol. 884, c.

162.] Taken separately, the effect on the retail price index of the proposed postal increases is 0·14 per cent., and of the proposed telecommunications increases 0·25 per cent.