§ Lieut.-Commander Maydon
asked the Postmaster-General how many telephone kiosks were provided at 30th June, 1950, 30th June, 1955, and 30th June, 1960 for rural areas in the County of Somerset; what has been the average cost of new kiosks during the past five years; what is the average annual cost of upkeep of a kiosk at the present time; and what has been the average revenue per kiosk during the last financial year.23W
§ Mr. Bevins
The figures are as follows:
The average cost of a rural kiosk during the past five years has been £201 (excluding overheads), and the average annual cost of upkeep £53. The average revenue from a rural kiosk is £89, of which about 80 per cent. is absorbed by the cost of handling the calls.
30th June, 1950 377 30th June, 1955 479 30th June, 1960 547