HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 c33W
8. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that local telegraph exchanges have informed callers, at the request of the subscriber during cold weather, that the lines of coal merchants were out of order when such was not the case; and by what authority this practice is allowed.

Mr. Alport

Regulation 28 of the Telephone Regulations, 1954, provides that telephone service may be temporarily disconnected at the subscriber's request. Such requests are accepted without inquiry by the Post Office into the reasons in any individual case.

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