HC Deb 31 March 1938 vol 333 c2180
70. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will have the matter of the lack of provision of the telephone kiosks at Ladywood, Salwarpe, inquired into with a view to remedying this state of affairs?

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Sir Walter Womersley)

It is a condition of the establishment of telephone kiosks in small villages without a Post Office, such as Ladywood, Salwarpe, that the parish council should pay a sum of £4 a year for five years, as a small contribution towards the loss involved. I find that in this case the parish council are unwilling to make the contribution; and I am sorry, therefore, that it is not possible to make any further progress in the matter.

Mr. De la Bère

Is my hon. Friend not aware how very important it is that all inhabitants in the Evesham division should be satisfied?

Sir W. Womersley

I have had considerable correspondence with the parish council on this matter, and I suggest that my hon. Friend should try his eloquence upon the parish council, because he may succeed where I have failed.

Mr. McEntee

Is not the whole matter very unsatisfactory?