§ 33. Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
asked the Postmaster-General on what authority his Department is claiming precedence for distresses on account of unpaid telephone accounts over distresses by landlords for rent?
§ The POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)
The position of the Postmaster-General in enforcing a judgment which has been recovered in the courts is the same as that of any other Government Department, and it is a well-known rule of law that in such cases as the one instanced by my hon. Friend the Crown's rights shall always be preferred except where the Legislature has otherwise provided.
§ Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
Does my right hon. Friend realise that the effect of taking proceedings may cause landlords to insist upon telephones not being fitted in their houses?