HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 cc217-8
6. Mr. Doughty

asked the Postmaster-General when the facilities at telephone exchanges where dialling from London is only possible to the local exchange will be extended so that the exchange and number can be dialled; and what are the exchanges in the South-Western area within 20 miles of London where the facilities are at present so limited.

Mr. Mawby

The facilities will be extended progressively over the next few years as the exchanges concerned are converted from manual to automatic working. Most of the conversions will be completed by the end of 1966, and the remainder by 1970. I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the names of the exchanges concerned in the South-West Telephone Area of London.

Mr. Doughty

May we take it that all the conversions to dialling will be completed by 1970, irrespective of whether the exchanges are manual or partly manual and partly automatic?

Mr. Mawby

Yes, that is our aim. Those exchanges which still have to be changed over are fairly new manual exchanges, but they will all be completed by 1970.

The names of the exchanges are:

Ashtead. Ewell.
Bookham. Franklin.
Burgh Heath Merstham.
Downland. Molesey.
Elmbridge. Redhill.
Emberbrook. Sanderstead.
Epsom. Wallington.

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