Kiosk, Long Lawford

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr James Johnson Mr James Johnson , Rugby 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

asked the Postmaster-General if he will take steps to have a telephone kiosk erected in the new council housing estate at Long Law-ford.

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

I would like to do this but cannot promise to provide a new kiosk quickly, because we have to lay new cables as well. The existing kiosk at Long Lawford is within half a mile of the estate.

Photo of Mr James Johnson Mr James Johnson , Rugby

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that Messrs. Wimpey who built on the site, and who are now shortly leaving this local housing estate, had a telephone installed at their office? Could he use that cable for a new kiosk on the estate?

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

I am told that that will not be free until the end of 1958, and we will consider it then.