HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2142
56. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Postmaster-General how many new telephone kiosks are to be provided in the next year throughout the country; and what proportion of these has been allocated to Bedfordshire.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

We hope to provide about 3,000 new telephone kiosks during the year ending March, 1950, and of these 1,000 have been allocated to rural areas. The quota for the rural areas of Bedfordshire is seven.

Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

Can my right hon. Friend say why such a tiny proportion of new telephone kiosks is being allotted to the all-important county of Bedford?

Mr. Paling

I assume that it has its proportion in accordance with its population and geography.

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