§ 59. Sir George Broadbridge
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to a recent regulation made by the committee of the Stock Exchange, Throgmorton Street, London, restricting the use of private telephone lines and teleprinters to members of stock exchanges registered under the provisions or the Prevention of Fraud (Investments) Act, 1939; to what extent this is likely to affect the revenue of his department, and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Allan Chapman)
I have no knowledge of the regulation referred to. Private telephone or teleprinter service can, normally, be rented by any person when and where it is available, although under present conditions the requirements of 28 Defence and of the public services frequently make it necessary to refuse applications, and in some instances private services previously existing have been withdrawn. The question of the effect on Post Office revenue does not appear to arise, and my right hon. Friend does not propose to take any action.