HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 c132W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the isolation and lack of public transport during most of the day and night of the residents of the Scadabay township, Isle of Harris, and the special difficulties, in medical or other emergency, of summoning aid by telephone, he will now provide a public telephone kiosk at a point convenient to most of the people.

Mr. Benn

I have considered my hon. Friend's request sympathetically but, having regard to the heavy annual loss of £4½ million on public telephones and to the fact that there are already 2 kiosks within 1–2 miles, I am sorry that I cannot agree to provide one at Scadabay.