HC Deb 03 July 1957 vol 572 cc113-4W
67. Mr. Boardman

asked the Postmaster-General when he proposes to modernise the telephone service in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley.

Mr. K. Thompson

We expect to have automatic working at Leigh in 1960. Work on a new exchange is planned to begin in a few months. At Atherton, we can readily extend the existing exchange, which also serves Tyldesley, and we have at present no plans for its conversion to automatic working.