HC Deb 25 March 1935 vol 299 cc1572-3
19 and 20. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Postmaster-General (1) whether his attention has been called to the fact that, owing to there being no telephone installed at the time in the village, a house at Wold Newton, Lincolnshire, was burnt down recently owing to the difficulty of notifying the fire brigade; and whether he will take steps to provide a telephone service for this place;

(2) what obstacles exist to prevent the provision of Legsby, Lincolnshire, a village of nearly 300 inhabitants, with a telephone; and what is the nearest telephone to Legsby Church?


After allowance for the maximum contribution by the Post Office in each case, a guarantee of £4 a year at Wold Newton and £15 a year at Legsby would be required to justify the establishment of a call office. The guarantees could be given by the local authorities or any other interested parties. The call office nearest to Legsby Church is at Lissington.