§ 13. Mr. Costain
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the social value of telephones for elderly and infirm persons; and what proposals he has for the provision of reduced rental charges for telephones to help old-age pensioners.
§ The Postmaster-General (Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn)
As I told the hon. Member for Petersfield (Miss Quennell) on 10th November, I am considering whether the Post Office could help in cases of this kind.
§ Mr. Costain
Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that his predecessor was investigating the possibility of putting in alarm bells to bring help to old-age pensioners when they were ill or needed special services?