§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the secretary of State for Trade and Industry what public consultation BT is obliged to undertake before it removes public telephone boxes; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Timms
The matter raised is, the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) as independent regulator. Accordingly, my officials have asked the Chief Executive of Ofcom to respond directly to the hon. Member. Copies of the Chief Executive's letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House.