HC Deb 27 May 1941 vol 371 cc1734-5W
Brigadier-General Clifton Brown

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in circumstances where priority calls are imposed on telephone offices for military and Government calls only, he will give instructions that doctors, in cases of serious illness, can also be fitted in after 7 p.m.; and whether he will consider reducing the quarterly subscription for those subscribers whose telephones are not available to them for trunk calls over a period of a week or more?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

A doctor can obtain an urgent call at any time of the day in case of serious illness if he explains the circumstances to the exchange supervisor. As regards the second part of the Question, I would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that the quarterly subscrip- tion covers local as well as trunk service; where a subscriber uses his telephone mainly for trunk service and owing to damage to the lines is unable to make any trunk calls for a considerable period, a suitable rebate will certainly be given.

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