HC Deb 26 March 1934 vol 287 cc1624-5
27. Mr. MABANE

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the frequent confusion experienced by subscribers between the Hop and Park Ex-changes, he will alter the name of one of these exchanges as soon as conveniently possible?


Service observations do not disclose that the confusion between these names is sufficiently serious to justify the alteration suggested. My hon. Friend will also appreciate that such difficulty as there is will steadily diminish with the progress of conversion to automatic working, as more and more calls for these exchanges are dialled. I am advised that there would be considerable objection from many subscribers if these long-standing exchange names were now altered.


Can my right hon. Friend give any indication whether either or both of these exchanges is likely to go on to the automatic working soon?


It will be a matter of some little time, in accordance with the policy already indicated.