HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c186W
87. Commander Noble

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why telephone accounts in the London area are only rendered half-yearly; and whether he will make arrangements for these accounts to be rendered quarterly.

Mr. Burke

Half-yearly accounts were introduced during the war in order to save manpower. I regret that owing to the present manpower situation it is still not possible to return to quarterly accounting..

91. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will reconsider the terms of the Jubilee and, Tercentenary Concessions which limit the erection of kiosks free of expense to those villages which have a post office, in view of the hardship caused to isolated villages where no telephonic communication exists.

Mr. Burke

The present terms of the Tercentenary concession are not onerous, but if the hon. Member will let me have particulars of any village where, owing to extreme remoteness or difficulty of access, there is special need for a kiosk, I shall be glad to examine it