HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c256W
64. Mr. Meacher

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what is the estimated cost of installing a telephone for all old people over retirement age who do not at present possess one; what is the estimated installation cost for the elderly housebound alone; and what is the estimated cost for those who are aged 70 years or over, only.

Mr. Chataway

Information on which to base estimates is not available. Telephones connected to the public network are provided by the Post Office at standard tariffs.