To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will raise the target number for listing K6 telephone kiosks above 1,000; and if he will make a statement on his Department's discussions with British Telecom on this matter.
No. From the knowledge we have built up over the past 12 months, we believe that around 1,000 of the remaining K6 kiosks are of listable quality and my right hon. Friend sees no need to revise this figure at present. Officials of the Department have had a number of discussions with British Telecom and our professional advisers in English Heritage to agree the order in which districts should be surveyed for listable kiosks; but these discussions have not touched on the numbers to be listed, which is a matter for my right hon. Friend.