§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Postmaster-General, what arrangements he has made to help the elderly and housebound who have a need for emergency communication.
§ Mr. Benn
I am planning a small experiment in Manchester to see whether a device which would provide communication between an elderly and housebound person and a near neighbour would meet this need. Some tests have been made and more will follow. The Post Office Engineering Union are co-operating fully in this experiment.