Telephone Posts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 7th March 1934.

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Photo of Sir Gifford Fox Sir Gifford Fox , Henley


asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the numerous fatal and non-fatal accidents due to the existence of telephone poles too close to highways, he will undertake in all such eases to set back the poles of which complaint is made to a limit more in accordance with public safety?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

I am unaware of any foundation for the suggestion that numerous accidents are due to the proximity of telephone or telegraph poles to highways. The Post Office does not erect poles in dangerous positions; and when a pole already in position becomes dangerous to traffic through road-widening, or any other cause, it is set back. If my hon. Friend will let me know of any case in which he thinks that a Post Office pole is dangerously placed, I will gladly look into it.