§ 30. Captain CUNNINGHAM - REID
asked the Home Secretary whether he is satisfied with the working of the system of police telephone boxes in the Metropolis; and whether this service is being used by the public to the full extent desirable?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
The working of the system of police telephone boxes in the Metropolis is quite satisfactory. It is true that members of the public do not avail themselves of the facilities provided for their use as much as they might do, but the position in this respect is steadily improving, particularly as regards emergency calls. It is hoped that the use of the boxes by the public, both for urgent calls and for calls on ordinary police business, will increase as people become more 1901 familiar with the objects of the system and the facilities it affords.
§ Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
Is there not some confusion among the public that these boxes are for the police only?
§ Mr. RITSON
If the hon. and gallant Member will refer to Sunderland where they were first installed he will get a complete answer.