HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 c2865
1. Mr. Erroll

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps are taken to check that subscribers on automatic and semi-automatic exchanges always quote their own numbers when asked to do so by operators on TRU, TOL, and TEL services.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Burke)

A regular check is made of a proportion of the subscribers' numbers given to the exchange operators.

Mr. Erroll

In view of the unsatisfactory state of affairs as revealed by that answer, can the hon. Gentleman say why the Post Office is so autocratic in the presentation of Post Office telephone accounts?

Mr. Burke

I answered a question about that some time ago and I do not agree that the Post Office is autocratic.