§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what were the standing charges per year for telephone services to domestic properties five years ago; and what they are today.
§ Mr. Butcher
The annual rentals for a residential telephone line—exclusive of VAT—five years ago and currently are as follows:
Exclusive service Shared service £ £ November 1977 33.00 29.00 November 1982 54.00 50.00
The November 1977 prices were set in May 1975 and the November 1982 prices will remain unchanged until at least April 1983.