HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c1W
Mr. Neale

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he proposes to take to ensure that British Telecom's trading activities accord in future with the European Community Decision of 10 December 1982 relating to a proceeding under article 86 of the European Economic Community treaty which required that British Telecom terminated any of the restrictions that are still in operation on the use of its telex and telephone services on behalf of third parties.

Mr. Butcher

British Telecom took the necessary steps to conform with the decision at the beginning of 1983 when it permitted private telex agencies to pass messages from foreign customers to destinations in other countries. No action by the Government is required.