HC Deb 24 February 1978 vol 944 cc817-8W
Mr. Corbett

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will issue a general direction to the Post Office requiring it not to release to the police or any other body or individual apart from the subscriber, details of the destination, length and frequency of calls from private telephone numbers; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Kaufman

No. The Post Office releases such information only in exceptional circumstances. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given him yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary.