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Payboxes (Threepenny Pieces)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will consider the alteration of payboxes on public telephones to provide a fourth slot to take threepenny pieces.

There is no doubt that a slot to take 3d. pieces would be a convenience. I do not think, however, that with the present shortage of manpower and equipment and the need for economy the Post Office would be justified in altering 58,000 public call boxes.