HC Deb 20 June 1961 vol 642 cc126-7W
Dr. Broughton

asked the Postmaster-General what steps are being taken towards providing a new telephone exchange for the Borough of Batley; and when it is expected that a new exchange equipped for automatic working will be in operation.

Mr. Bevins

Contracts for the purchase of a site for the new automatic exchange at Batley have been exchanged and I expect to complete the legal formalities shortly. If, as I hope, all goes well, I expect that the building work will begin in about a year's time and that the exchange will be ready in 1965.