HC Deb 19 June 1978 vol 952 cc95-6W
Mr. Raison

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will investigate the possibility of an independent meter-testing service in cases of dispute over telephone bills.

Mr. Les Huckfield

This is a matter for the Post Office. However, the efficiency of the Post Office metering system was the subject of an investigation carried out by the Post Office Users' National Council a few years ago. The main conclusion reached was that the present meterings system was as accurate and reliable as it was reasonable to expect from an electromechanical system.