HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 c9W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legslation to oblige telephone companies to provide itemised bills for all telephone subscribers.

Mr. Butcher

No. I understand, however, that the Director General of Telecommunications is pressing BT for progress in this area, although it cannot be fully achieved until BT has all the necessary technology in place. My hon. Friend may be aware that Mercury Comunications Ltd. has already announced that it is able to offer this service to its customers.