§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what representations he has received seeking the ending of telephone standing charges and their substitution by spreading of all costs.
§ Mr. Butcher
I have received many representations on the level of standing charges. British Telecom intends to introduce a low-user rebate scheme when rentals are next increased under which part of the standing charge will be refunded to consumers who make little use of their telephones for outgoing calls.