HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 c25

asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to certain local telephone directories published as a private enterprise, but stated to be officially sanctioned by the Postmaster-General, wherein there appears, besides a complete alphabetical list of subscribers, a trades directory, under which heading the names only of those tradesmen who advertise in the directory appear; and whether, in order to prevent this being used for the coercion of tradesmen to advertise, he will consider the advisability of withdrawing his official sanction?


The publishers of the Eastbourne local telephone directory, to which the hon. Member probably refers, inform me that they are prepared to include in the classified trades list appended to the general list of subscribers on application, free of charge, the name of any local tradesman, whether he is an advertiser or not.

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