HC Deb 04 May 1955 vol 540 cc122-3W
26. Mr. Edelman

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has studied the case of a doctor, particulars of whom have been sent to him, who refused to permit his patients to call him by telephone; and whether he will make it a condition for the priority given to doctors in issuing them with telephones that they should not apply such restrictive measures to their patients who seek to summon them on legitimate occasions.

Dr. Hill

Yes. This case is the only one of its kind which has come to notice, and the doctor is not the actual subscriber. On the general issue it would be impossible to enforce the observance of such a condition as the hon. Member suggests, even if it were desirable to impose it.

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