HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc47-8W
37. Mr. Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General on what date work commenced on the new telephone exchange, known as Clocktower; when this exchange will be completed; what areas it will cover; and how many additional telephone installations within these areas it is anticipated that this new exchange will be able to deal with on completion.

Mr. Marples

An extension of the Grangewood Exchange building to house the new Clocktower exchange was commenced last April and will be completed next year. The new exchange, which will cover the same areas as Grangewood, is expected to be ready for service in 1961. Initially it will have a capacity of 3,800 lines.