§ 37. Mr. HANNON
(for Mr. LYONS) asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the number of private telephone lines between Leicester and London; the cost charged for such service; the shortest period for which the same can be installed; and the deposit charged?
§ Sir K. WOOD
No private telephone lines are at present rented between Leicester and London. The tariff rent for such a line would now be £720 a year, having been reduced in October last from about £775. Normally a one-year's agreement would be required, but circuits can be hired for as short a period as one month on terms depending on the cost incurred in setting them up. No deposits are required in connection with private communication services, since the rent is payable in advance.