Automatic Charges Register

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.

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Photo of Mr Peter Freeman Mr Peter Freeman , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent) 12:00 am, 24th January 1951

asked the Postmaster-General when an automatically-controlled register of charges will be available at subscribers' premises in connection with telephone calls, such as has been in operation in Switzerland for many years.

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

Extensive development work is necessary in this country before such registers could be operative.

Photo of Mr Peter Freeman Mr Peter Freeman , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

Would the Postmaster-General consider installing some of these automatic registers on an experimental basis in different parts of the country?

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

This equipment would have to be specially designed, and that is why I say that extensive development work would be necessary.