HC Deb 13 July 1960 vol 626 cc1387-8
34. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Postmaster-General when he expects to introduce subscriber trunk dialling at the telephone exchanges in the Beckenham constituency.

Miss Pike

We hope to introduce subscriber trunk dialling at the Spring Park Exchange during 1963, at Ravensbourne by 1965, and at Sydenham by 1966. We are looking at the position at Beckenham, where adaptation of the existing equipment presents special problems, and we cannot yet give a date for Beckenham.

Mr. Goodhart

In view of the public interest in this admirable innovation, will my hon. Friend inform me when a target date can be set? Will she take every step to see that this is introduced there by 1965, at the latest?

Miss Pike

I shall be delighted to give my hon. Friend the information which he requires.