HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 c100W
68. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Postmaster-General with what colour telephone kiosks are being repainted; and why the colour has been changed.

Mr. Hobson

Red has been the standard colour for many years and this has not been changed. After consulting the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, the Royal Fine Art Commission and the Councils for the Preservation of Rural England and of Wales, my right hon. Friend arranged, in 1948, that in places of very exceptional beauty, battleship grey with red window bars may be adopted.