HC Deb 06 January 1913 vol 46 c844W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there has been delay in installing the telephone service in the neighbourhood of Manchester and, in particular, in the transfer of a telephone applied for early in August from Spring Gardens to 171, Palatine Road, West Didsbury; and if he will take steps to expedite the matter?


I regret that so much delay should have occurred in connection with this removal. It has been due mainly to lack of accommodation at the Didsbury Exchange when it was transferred to the Post Office. The work of extending the equipment at this exchange is, however nearing completion, and I understand that the removal in question will be completed to-day.

Colonel RAWSON

asked the Postmaster-General if, in view of the fact that houses in the village of Buckland, Surrey, are for telephone purposes connected with the Reigate Exchange and therefore in the London area, he can see his way to allow the public call office at Buckland to be also in the London area, thereby extending to those residents at Buckland who have not got telephone installations in their houses advantages corresponding to those of their richer neighbours?


I regret that I am unable to agree to the inclusion of the proposed call office at Buckland in the London Exchange area.