HC Deb 14 May 1934 vol 289 c1450
33. Sir G. FOX

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the recent expansion of the telephone service, he will arrange at an early date for only one name to be used for each separate telephone exchange in the country, in view of the confusion which arises through the fact that many telephone exchanges now possess the same name and can only be distinguished if the county in which they are situate is given?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)

A distinctive name is as far as possible allotted to each exchange; but at times local authorities prefer the retention of a local name, although this may involve some risk of confusion. If my hon. Friend has any particular cases in mind, I shall be happy to inquire into them.