HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 cc130-1W
110. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Postmaster-General what estimate he has made of the comparative cost of a private subscriber telephone in Shrewsbury before and since the introduction of subscriber trunk dialling; and on what basis he makes this estimate.

Mr. Joseph Slater

As I told the hon. Member on 23rd June in reply to a similar Question, the bills rendered to subscribers in the Shrewsbury exchange area prior to the introduction of STD in 1961 are no longer available so that the comparison for which he asks cannot be made. We estimate, however, that throughout the country as a whole subscribers with STD saved about £13 million last year compared with what they would have paid for the same calls under the old system.

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