§ 24. Mr. GLOSSOP
asked the Postmaster-General what steps are taken by his Department prior to the erection of a telephone kiosk in a rural area to ascertain the views of the local inhabitants as to the most suitable place for its erection?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The object aimed at in selecting sites for telephone kiosks is, as my hon. Friend will appreciate, to secure the maximum usefulness to the public. Before making the preliminary selection of a site, the local telephone sales officer, whose duties keep him in touch with the local residents, surveys the ground on the spot. Consultation follows with the local authority, whose views, naturally, are given very great weight.
§ Mr. GLOSSOP
If I bring to his notice a case in which there has been no consultation with the local authority, will my right hon. Friend consider it?