HC Deb 04 February 1992 vol 203 c101W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that Mercury telephone boxes are installed at all motorway service areas in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Chope

Leases for motorway service areas—MSAs —in England, require as a standard the provision of public telephones. The choice of supplier is a matter for the MSA operator. MSAs in Wales and Scotland are the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales and for Scotland respectively.

Mr. Michael Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made towards(a) increasing competition in the provision of services on motorways and (b) increasing the number of service areas on motorways.

Mr. Chope

The citzens charter announced the Government's intention to deregulate the provision of motorway service areas with the aim of providing more services more quickly. Detailed proposals will be announced shortly.