§ 79. Mr. Ian Lloyd
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he proposes to take to raise the ratio of public telephones to population in the Portsmouth area up to the national average.
§ Mr. Benn
None. The provision of kiosks does not depend solely on the extent of an area or the number of population, but also on local factors, and the use made of the kiosks. I have no evidence to suggest that the public telephone facilities in the Portsmouth area are inadequate and, as I told the hon. Member on 12th May, this matter is kept under review.