HC Deb 09 December 1959 vol 615 cc507-8
34. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Postmaster-General to what extent wilful damage to kiosk telephones shows an increase or decrease over the past five years; and, in particular, what are these figures in respect of the Borough of Leyton.

Mr. Bevins

I am sorry that separate figures for the Borough of Leyton are not available. In the London Telecommunications Region as a whole, however, the number of cases of wilful damage to kiosks has, unfortunately, increased from 3,300 in 1956 to about 5,400.

Mr. Sorensen

Cannot something be done to affix a device to the kiosk which would emit a loud noise whenever the installation was being damaged?

Mr. Bevins

I will certainly have a look at that suggestion or any others that the hon. Member might put to me.