asked the Postmaster-General if he will give figures for the losses sustained by his Department in the operation of telephone kiosks in each telephone manager's area in England; and what this represents per capita of population.
The information is not available in the form required and would entail a disproportionate amount of time and expense to obtain it. The total loss on our 75,000 public telephones was £4·2 million last year for the whole of the United Kingdom. This averages about £55 per call office and represents 1s. 7d. per head of United Kingdom population.