§ 16. Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General on what date he expects Molesey Telephone Exchange will be converted from manual to automatic operation.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Sir Edward Boyle)
I have been asked to reply for my hon. Friend, who is indisposed.
No date has been fixed for converting the Molesey exchange to automatic working, but part of the area at present served by this exchange will be connected to the new Teddington Lock automatic exchange which it is planned to open in 1960.
§ Mr. Gresham Cooke
While thanking the Minister for his reply, may I ask whether he is aware that there is a certain amount of delay between London and the Molesey Exchange? Will he ask his hon. Friend to bring forward the date of conversion as soon as possible?