§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of public telephone kiosks damaged and out of service owing to vandalism in the area 111W covered by the county borough of Stockport; what percentage this represents of the total number; and what steps he is taking to put them in order and thus provide a full public service.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
40, which represents 30 per cent., but all can be used for emergency calls.
In view of the general amount of damage which affects areas in various parts of the country, some equipment is unfortunately in short supply and it is necessary to consider priorities of need. In determining these, we take account of the availability of other kiosks in the vicinity, but, in general, we try to put kiosks back in full working order as soon as we can.