HC Deb 13 May 1982 vol 23 c296W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether, in view of the fact that hotels and other public places charge as much as between 12p and 24p on top of the normal cost of a telephone call, he will introduce legislation to limit all service charges to a prescribed limit which in any case cannot be as much as 500 per cent. more than the cost of the original goods or services provided.

Mr. Butcher

No. It is up to the hotel to recognise that its customers may not return if such charges are unreasonable.