HC Deb 19 April 1972 vol 835 c104W
Mr. Gorst

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications if he is satisfied with the present arrangements under which the capital requirements of the Post Office necessitate periodic increases in telephone charges, and whether he will consider alternative ways in which the corporation's capital requirements can be met.

Sir J. Eden

The Post Office already has an alternative source of finance for its capital requirements, namely borrowing, and I will continue to consider proposals to increase tariffs on their merits.