§ Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Postmaster-General for what reason a telephone call from Barking to Dagenham costs 4d., in view of the fact that the two towns adjoin one another and that in the London telephone area calls up to a distance of 20 miles can be had for ld.?
§ Sir E. BENNETT
The charge to a subscriber for a call from Barking to Dagenham is id. or 2d. according to whether the Dagenham subscriber is connected to the Seven Kings or the Rainham exchange. These charges are based on the distance between the calling and called exchanges. A 1d. call from Central London can be made for a maximum distance of 15 miles as an exceptional arrangement due to the special conditions in the Metropolis.