§ 23. Mr. ROYCE
asked the Minister of Transport whether a great saving of rolling stock as well as of time and money would result if the railway stations in agricultural districts were connected with the public telephone; and whether he can bring pressure on the railway companies to instal this necessary convenience?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I have made further inquiries since the answer which was given to the hon. Member on this subject on the 10th December last. The view of the companies is that the expense which would be incurred by the installation of telephones cannot generally be justified. I am sending to the, hon. Member a copy of a letter which was written on the 5th August to the Holland County branch of the National Farmers' Union on this subject.