HC Deb 19 March 1958 vol 584 c1239
6. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Postmaster-General why a public telephone is not available at Wick Airport, which handled 40,427 passengers in 1957 as well as airmail and freight.

Mr. K. Thompson

Following a letter I recently received from my hon. Friend, discussions are being arranged with British European Airways and the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation about telephone facilities at the airport.

Sir D. Robertson

Is my hon. Friend aware that two months ago I raised this matter with the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, who immediately communicated with the Post Office, and that the answer received was that it was due to lack of demand? Is it not obvious, with 40,000 people passing through an aerodrome in a remote place like Wick, that such a telephone is urgently needed and is long overdue?

Mr. Thompson

We have had no complaints apart from those brought to us by my hon. Friend. As I said, we are now to have discussions to see whether there is a need which we can satisfy and how best we can satisfy it.