HC Deb 12 April 1937 vol 322 cc610-1
48. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Post master-General when it is proposed to introduce an automatic system of telephones for Greenock; and whether he will take steps to ensure that, when automatic telephones are installed, all Greenock sub scribers will be given Greenock numbers and thus end the present practice whereby Greenock subscribers in the Fort Matilda district are inconvenienced through having been given Gourock numbers?

Major Tryon

Arrangements for the installation of automatic telephone service in the Greenock area are in their preliminary stages. The question of allocation of Greenock numbers to the whole area will be discussed with the town councils of Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow at a later stage.

Mr. Gibson

What is the approximate date when the system of automatic telephones will be brought into operation?

Major Tryon

I do not think that the conversion to automatic working will be made much before the end of 1940.