HC Deb 07 April 1964 vol 692 c782
14. Mr. H. Clark

asked the Postmaster-General when the Magherafelt telephone exchange will be converted to subscriber trunk dialling.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Reginald Bevins)

The installation of S.T.D. equipment will start this month and will be completed towards the end of the year.

Mr. Clark

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware how welcome his reply will be to anyone who has tried to ring this exchange from outside Northern Ireland, because of the complete inability of telephone operators anywhere other than in Northern Ireland to pronounce the name?

Mr. Bevins

It will be a matter of only a few months.