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Volume 439: debated on Wednesday 9 July 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General what is the contract price for the painting of individual Post Office red telephone kiosks; the number which can be painted in a day by two men; the number of cases in the last 12 months when the General Post Office have had cause to complain of the standard of painting owing to inferior workmanship; the number of kiosks which have had to be repainted again by the contractor; and whether these kiosks are painted primarily for preservation purposes or to draw attention to their position.

Contracts for the painting of telephone kiosks are placed locally and both the price and the time occupied in painting vary considerably according to the condition of the kiosks. Complaints of inferior workmanship are rare and there is no record of any case in which repainting has been necessary. Kiosks are painted both in order to preserve the fabric and to maintain their good appearance.