HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 cc526-7
37. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what limit, under his regulations, is placed on the length of time an individual may occupy a public telephone booth when engaged upon a local or trunk call.

Mr. Gammans

No one, as a matter of right, is entitled to continue a call for more than three minutes.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Can my hon. Friend take an assurance from me that recently I had to wait 25 minutes outside a 'phone box? Would he consider reposting inside telephone boxes a notice which, as far as I can recall, used to be displayed there always requesting people to limit their calls to six minutes at the most?

Mr. Gammans

I am sorry about my hon. Friend's experience, but he must blame the occupant of the box and not the Post Office