§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria changes have taken place which has resulted in English Heritage listing an old-style red telephone box outside the London inn in Ivybridge, Devon, in 1988, but removing it from the list in 1991; and how many red public telephone boxes will remain in Ivybridge.
§ Mr. Yeo
The criteria for assessing traditional red telephone kiosks for listing have not changed since June 1987. The kiosk outside the London inn, Ivybridge, was rejected for listing on 24 June 1991, because it is not considered to fulfil the listing criteria. It had not previously been assessed for listing.
It is for British Telecom to decide how many red telephone kiosks are to remain in Ivybridge.