HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc462-3W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Postmaster-General whether subscribers who, by the provisions of the Post Office and Telegraph Act, 1940, have the right to cancel telephone contracts entered into for a period of years will, in the mutual interest of such subscribers and of the Post Office, be afforded an opportunity of continuing in possession of the same telephone facilities at the revised tariff, subject to short notice of cancellation on either side?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

My hon. Friend's proposal is tantamount to conceding to every subscriber the right of varying the period of notice under his contract as an alternative to cancelling it. Such an option is not given by the Act and I regret that I cannot agree to adopt the suggestion.