HC Deb 30 November 1979 vol 974 c816W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will, in the light of heavy delays in supplying telephones to potential subscribers, consider taking steps to end the Post Office monopoly of supplying the equipment and follow the United States pattern.

Mr. Michael Marshall

Improving the efficiency of the service is one of the main objectives of the review of the telecommunications monopoly which my right hon. Friend announced in September. My right hon. Friend intends to announce detailed proposals for new and more competitive arrangements for the supply of equipment for attachment to the network when consultations with interested parties have been completed.