HC Deb 16 December 1912 vol 45 cc1079-80
29. Mr. GRANT

asked the Postmaster General, if he will direct that in future the telephone directory may be rid of advertisements; that no distinction with regard to type or space may be given in the directory to individual subscribers; and that a somewhat larger or clearer printing of figures, in the interests of short-sighted people, may be undertaken?


I do not think that the large financial sacrifice which would result from adopting the first two suggestions of the hon. Member would be justified. The question of the clearer printing of figures in the Directory is already under consideration.


May I ask if the telephone books of other nations have been brought to the notice of the right hon. Gentleman?


I must ask for notice of any question relating to telephone books. I have seen them, but I cannot give any information about them at present.