HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c14W
Mr. Freeson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to review the question of standing charges levied on customers by British Telecom with a view to (a) reducing them, (b) abolishing them for certain categories of user or (c) allowing a basic consumption of units at a reduced rate or free of charge.

Mr. Butcher

Telephone tariffs are a matter for British Telecom. The Government welcome, however, the low-user rental rebate scheme introduced by BT in January this year.

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