§ 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 127W expect that the building work will begin in about a year's time and that the exchange will be ready in 1965.