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Kiosks (Rural Areas)

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Post-master-General how many parishes in the rural districts of Newark, Bingham and Southwell are not provided with a public telephone kiosk.

Of the 124 parishes in the rural districts of Newark, Bingham and Southwell, 43 have no public telephone kiosk, but eight of these have a telephone call office at the post office or railway station.


asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that in villages where no post office exists a public telephone kiosk is only provided if the local authority concerned undertakes to pay for five years a fixed contribution of £4 a year and since the telephone service is a national service, will he take steps to assume the financial obligation of providing such service.

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply to my hon Friend the Member for Thorn-bury (Mr. Alpass) on 12th November, 1947.