HC Deb 09 November 1955 vol 545 cc1821-2
6. Mr. Dance

asked the Postmaster-General what progress is being made with the building of the automatic telephone exchange in Redditch and with the recabling of the area.

Dr. Hill

We are planning to start building the new automatic exchange towards the end of next year and to open it in 1959. New cable schemes will be completed at the same time. Meanwhile, we are extending the present manual exchange.