HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 c65W
Mr. Snow

asked the Postmaster-General by what date the subscriber trunk dialling service will be available at Tamworth; and what delays or other inconveniences are likely to be experienced by the public in the meantime in this overspill receiving area.

Mr. Bevins

I plan to provide a new automatic exchange at Tamworth, with subscriber trunk dialling, next October. This is the earliest date by which the new exchange can be ready.

The present manual exchange is overloaded, but I am doing everything possible to improve the service. I regret that because of the overloading it will be necessary for some new applicants to wait for telephones until the new automatic exchange is opened.