HC Deb 17 October 1968 vol 770 c158W
40. Mr. Driberg

asked the Postmaster-General, if he is aware of the hardship caused to many telephone subscribers by the imposition of a reconnection charge of £20 when they move house; and if he will waive this charge when a subscriber has been obliged to move by a local authority carrying out a clearance scheme.

Mr. Stonehouse

The connection charge reflects the cost of providing the exchange line to a particular house. I cannot make modifications to this charge according to the circumstances in which a customer moves house.