HC Deb 07 July 1965 vol 715 c246W
89. Mr. Peel

asked the Postmaster-General to what extent the cost to the Post Office of maintaining public telephone kiosks has been increasing; and what are the reasons.

Mr. Benn

Maintenance costs have risen by about 10 per cent. during the last two years. The increase has been mainly due to higher staff costs and a greater number of faults. More kiosks are in use and they are used more frequently. There is also more vandalism.

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