HC Deb 09 July 1958 vol 591 cc394-5
44. Mr. Short

asked the Postmaster-General whether a telephone subscriber who dials a shared service subscriber and does not get any tone is automatically charged for a call for the unsuccessful attempt.

Mr. Marples

Yes, Sir. But only if certain faulty conditions exist in the shared subscriber's circuit, the chances against which are 5,000 to one. With other types of fault, should these occur, the subscriber's meter does not record the call.

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