§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the unsatisfactory state of the telephone service, he can see his way to recommend a reduction of the high rates now in operation until such time as the subscribing public begins to receive adequate value for payment made?
§ Captain KNIGHTS
asked the Postmaster-General if he will state the average charge per telephone message in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America, respectively?
§ Mr. PEASE
The average fee per call for subscribers on the message rate system in the United Kingdom is approximately 8 of a penny. I have no figures with which to make a comparison with the various charges in the United States of America, but the telephone tariffs are generally higher there than in this country.