HC Deb 16 November 1945 vol 415 c2628W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what necessitated the removal of the Post Office telephone exchange from Warborough to Shillingford; if he will state the cost of the cable and labour, respectively; what benefits have accrued to the public; and on what approximate date the exchange will be automatic.

Mr. Burke

After the death of the late sub-postmaster of Warborough, it was not possible to find a successor who was prepared to operate the telephone exchange, and it had therefore to be moved to Shillingford. The cost of the cable and labour involved in the removal were £45 and £339 respectively. The location of the telephone exchange does not affect the service to the public. It is the intention that this exchange shall eventually be made automatic, but no date has yet been fixed for its conversion.