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Telephone Kiosks (Lights)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that in country districts telephone kiosks have lights burning from dusk till dawn; and whether, in view of the urgent need to economise fuel, he will cause fresh instructions to be issued.

Most kiosks are lighted by means of mechanical devices and with the present shortage of manpower and equipment I am sorry to say that the only practical alternative to the present method would be to omit lighting altogether. I feel that this drastic step could hardly be justified. The consumption of current is very small.