HC Deb 15 December 1932 vol 273 c539W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to a recent case before the General Medical Council, in which an intercepted telephone conversation was used in evidence; and whether he will take steps to ensure that telephone conversations are not intercepted and divulged by Post Office servants?


I am glad to have the opportunity of correcting the erroneous impression to which this case appears to have given rise. The conversation referred to by my hon. Friend was neither intercepted nor divulged by any Post Office servant. I have, of course, no power to prevent subscribers publishing what is said over their own telephone lines.