HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 c2081W

asked the Postmaster-General why, in the case of a combined tradesman's shop and post office, where there is a public telephone installed, it is not possible for the public to use the telephone after 8 p.m., when the post office department is closed?


Public telephones at shops which are also post offices are generally available so long as the premises are open for any purpose; but in some cases it may happen that there is no one in attendance after the ordinary hours of post office business who is capable of attending to the call, especially if it is a trunk call. If the hon. Member will kindly let me know what case he has in view, I will make inquiry as to the circumstances.