HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 cc141-2W
16. Mr. Bartlett

asked the Postmaster-General for how many hours a day the cheap rate for trunk calls was granted before the war; and whether he intends to extend the existing three hours a day. in view of the number of calls which are registered between 6.30 and 9.30 p.m., but which only come through after 9.30 p.m., and are therefore chargeable at the full rate.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Before the war evening cheap rates were applied between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. I regret that, for the present, manpower restrictions preclude any extension of the existing three-hour period