HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 cc428-9W
Major Owen

asked the Postmaster-General what is the superficial area inside a telephone kiosk available for instructions and advertisements; and what proportion of this superficial area is now occupied by instructions and advertisements in telephone kiosks in rural areas?

Sir W. Womersley

In the present standard type of telephone kiosk, designed for us by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, R.A., roughly two square feet are available for instruction and tariff cards and a quarter of a square foot for advertisements. The latter space, however, is reserved for publicity matter relating to Post Office services. These spaces are actually so occupied in kiosks in rural areas. In older types of kiosk the spaces for instruction notices and tariff cards are somewhat different but no provision is made in them for publicity matter. In no case are commercial advertisements permitted.