HC Deb 26 April 1961 vol 639 cc397-8
11. Mr. H. Clark

asked the Postmaster-General when he expects to extend the subscriber trunk dialling system to Northern Ireland and, in particular, to the Larne Exchange.

Mr. Bevins

I expect to introduce S.T.D. in Belfast this October; in Larne about the middle of 1963; and in twelve other towns in Northern Ireland during 1962 and 1963.

Mr. Clark

Would my right hon. Friend look into the matter again and see whether he could not speed up its introduction at Larne? Is he aware that there is distinct discontent with the present charges there?

Mr. Bevins

I do not think that I can advance the date before 1963, but I am well aware of my hon. Friend's disquiet and I will have another look at the matter.