HC Deb 07 April 1927 vol 204 cc2269-70
78. Mr. COUPER

asked the Postmaster-General if public telephone kiosks have been erected in all principal towns; and whether any of the local authorities charge his Department local rates for the same?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative.

As regards the second part, the telephone kiosks erected in the public streets are not included in the list of Crown properties in respect of which ex-gratia contributions in lieu of rates are made to local authorities.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is not the case that at least one of the principal cities in the United Kingdom charges that rate, namely, the City of Aberdeen?