HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 cc602-3
52. Mr. WALLACE (for Mr. BOWEN),

asked the Postmaster-General what reductions in telephone, telegraph, and postal charges have been made since 1st April, 1925; the dates of any such reductions; and the resulting total annual gain to users?


As the answer is rather long, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

In the telephone service, a large number of reductions have been made in supplemental charges and in the rates for calls to particular countries overseas. Various other adjustments of tariff in favour of the public have also been made. The following are the more important general reductions:

Guarantees for Call Offices and junctions reduced. The estimated sacrifice of revenue involved in these reductions is nearly £250,000 per annum.

As regards postal and telegraph services, minor reductions in supplemental charges have been made, and facilities offered to the public have been improved without increase of charge.