HC Deb 28 June 1950 vol 476 cc2280-1
44. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the hours from 9.30 p.m. and 9 a.m. are slack hours in the long distance telephone calls to Scotland; and if he will extend the cheap rate for long distance calls to Scotland, from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. as at present to 6.30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Ness Edwards)

At the moment I cannot add to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Dorset, North (Mr. Crouch) on the 14th June.

Mr. Hector Hughes

Can the Minister give any hope that such a progressive move will be made in the near future?

Mr. Ness Edwards

I hope the announcement that I shall make before the Recess will go some way to meet the point of the Question of my hon. and learned Friend.