asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many coin-operated public telephones the lessee operating each motorway service area on the M1 motorway between london and Leeds is required to provide on each side of the motorway under the terms of section 3.27(v) of their lease.
The operators of the motorway service areas on the M1 between London and Leeds area required under their leases to provide the minumum number of public con-operated telephones as follows:
|Motorway service area||Minumum number of telephones|
|Scratchwood (single sided site)||12|
|Toddington||4 on each side|
|Newport Pagnall||5 on northbound side|
|6 on southbound side|
|Rothersthorpe||4 on each side|
|Watford Gap||5 on each side|
|Leicester Forest East||7 on each side|
|Trowell||3 on each side|
|Woodall||4 on each side|
|Woolley Edge||3 on each side|
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he takes to satisfy himself that the terms of section 3.27(v) of the standard motorway service lease, relating to the minimum number of coin-operated public telephones to be provided on each side of the motorway, are complied with at each service area.
My officials inspect each service area annually and check that the minimum number of public telephones required under the lease is provided. The inspectors ensure that telephones are working properly at the time.