HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1241W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider, in connection with the concessions he is making to telephone subscribers as the result of the recent Report of the Select Committee, an arrangement whereby the night rates for trunk calls shall come into force after 8 p.m. on the first five weekdays, 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and all day on Sundays?


The night rate for trunk calls operates from 7 p.m. and not 8 p.m. As my right hon. Friend has already announced in the House, reduced rates, approximately 25 per cent. less than the full rate, will be applied from the 1st July to trunk calls made between 2 and 7 p.m. In view of the considerable sacrifice of revenue involved in these concessions I regret it is not possible at present to make any further reductions.