§ 83. Mr. Teeling
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how often telephone receivers in public telephone boxes are cleaned and sterilised; what are the steps taken, especially in winter time, to avoid infection; and whether the same procedure is adopted in London and in Brighton.
§ Mr. Gammans
In public telephone boxes in town areas, including London and Brighton, the instruments are cleaned150W summer and winter alike, generally three times a week and in some cases every day. The cleaning is done with a cloth damped with a mild disinfectant, though in fact I have medical advice that strictly speaking disinfection is not necessary on telephone instruments.