Can my right hon. Friend give an assurance that, eventually, this sharing of lines will be entirely voluntary, possibly with the addition of some substantial reduction in the telephone rental?
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is some confusion and dissatisfaction about this, that where the subscriber transfers from one house to another he is, in some cases, asked to sign a new agreement, and that when he signs the new agreement he loses the exclusive use of the line and has to share it with another subscriber? Could not the right hon. Gentleman have the matter looked at more closely to see that the undertakings given are carried out?