HC Deb 18 December 1963 vol 686 cc1230-1
12. Mr. J. Wells

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consult the Minister of Transport with a view to providing more emergency telephone services on motorways in remote country districts where there are no houses in sight.

Mr. Bevins

It is entirely a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport to decide whether these telephones should be installed. They are, of course, different from public telephones, since they are connected only with police centres. My responsibility is to see that the service is provided when an order has been given.

Mr. Wells

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for appearing to show willing, but can he, as the Question asks, liaise with his right hon. Friend, who appears to be unwilling to provide safety telephones on the Maidstone by-pass?

Mr. Bevins

I am always willing to talk to my right hon. Friend, although strictly speaking the initiative should not be for me.

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