HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 cc404-5W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a medical practitioner, a telephone subscriber, who has volunteered for National Service, is unable to cancel his contract with the Post Office, whereas, in the case of a subscriber who has been conscripted for service the rental due for the unexpired portion of the agreement is remited; and whether this anomaly may be rectified?

Major Tryon

As indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for Stratford (Mr. Groves) on 7th February, the concession in regard to premature termination of telephone agreements is available to all subscribers renting a single telephone line, who join any branch of the fighting Forces. No discrimination is made between volunteers and those who have been conscripted.