HC Deb 03 February 1948 vol 446 c271W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Postmaster-General if, in view of the paper shortage, he will arrange for collection of old telephone directories when new ones are issued, as this custom appears to be in abeyance.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

In urban areas arrangements are made to collect old directories when the new ones are supplied, but in rural areas subscribers are asked to dispose of their old directories through the local salvage collection, as this is a more economical procedure. These arrangements are not in abeyance, but in London the current A-K section cannot be collected until both the A-D and E-K new sections have been issued.