HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 c403W
Mr. Freeson

asked the Postmaster-General, what has been the outcome of his consideration of making the inspection of public telephones at London railway termini more effective; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Benn

Arrangements have been made for the daily inspections of these telephone kiosks to be intensified, and to be extended to cover Saturdays at those stations where there is heavy weekend traffic. Routine inspections by engineers will be made 10 times as frequently, and emergency attention will be given to all faults during the hours each station is open to the public. The cleaning standards are also receiving attention. I hope that these changes will bring about a noticeable improvement in service. Special studies have also been put in hand to determine whether inspections can be better directed, and what kind of additional routine tests would be most effective.