§ 47. Mr. MANDER
asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the need for a public telephone at Lane Head, Short Heath; and whether, in view of the public service likely to be rendered to the community in the neighbourhood, he will provide it without guarantee?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Attlee)
The estimated use which would be made of a call office at Lane Head is very small indeed—less than one call a day. Public telephone facilities are already available at the Short Heath Post Office, half-a-mile distant; and in view of the wide disparity between the expenses and anticipated receipts, I do not propose to instal a call office at Lane Head.
§ Mr. MANDER
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that he has been entirely misinformed as to the use that will be made of a call office, and that the urban district council are in favour of it? Will he make further inquiries?
§ Mr. ATTLEE
I have no record of any previous request for the provisions of these facilities' before this question was put down, and if the hon. Member will give me any further information, I shall be glad to consider it.