§ Mr. Roebuck
asked the Postmaster-General what reduction in demand has resulted from the decision to charge a full year's rent in advance to telephone subscribers who move house.
§ Mr. Edward Short
As I told my hon. Friend in reply to his Question on 19th January, it is not practicable to derive this information from our statistical records. The best I can do is to say that over the five months August—December, 1966, the total demand from subscribers who moved house—at approximately 50,000—was very roughly 2,000 less than might have been expected on the basis of trends prior to July, 1966.—[Vol. 739, c.121.]