HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 cc1780-1
84. Major WARING

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the 200 inhabitants of Abbey St. Bathans are situated seven miles from the nearest medical doctor; and that a telephone would be of value in cases of illness; and whether he can see his way to reduce the guarantee £20 in order that this public service may be of service to the public?

Major BARNSTON (for the Postmaster-General)

My hon. Friend is advised that the use which is likely to be made of a public call office at this hamlet would be small, and the revenue inconsiderable. In view of the heavy expenditure involved in supplying it, he regrets that he is not in a position to reduce the guarantee required.

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