HC Deb 12 December 1938 vol 342 cc1607-8
67. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General whether the personal telephone-call service is now available between Great Britain and all European countries, and extra-European services; and what, if any, early reduction is contemplated in the general charges for same?

Major Tryon

The personal call facility is available in all the telephone services between Great Britain and other countries, both European and extra-European. In the services with European countries there is an additional charge for this facility of one-third of the ordinary rate for a three-minute call. This charge is fixed by general international agreement, and no modification of it is contemplated. In the extra-European services the ordinary rates are on a higher scale and the personal call facility is offered without any additional charge.

Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, according to his reports, this personal telephone call service is a full service?

Major Tryon

Certainly, it is a full service.