Telephone Kiosks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 7th April 1927.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

78.

asked the Postmaster-General if public telephone kiosks have been erected in all principal towns; and whether any of the local authorities charge his Department local rates for the same?

Photo of Mr Ronald McNeill Mr Ronald McNeill , Canterbury

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative.

As regards the second part, the telephone kiosks erected in the public streets are not included in the list of Crown properties in respect of which ex-gratia contributions in lieu of rates are made to local authorities.

Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is not the case that at least one of the principal cities in the United Kingdom charges that rate, namely, the City of Aberdeen?