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Volume 639: debated on Wednesday 3 May 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General what success he has had in removing the initial delays and difficulties of the Ongar Telephone Exchange.

Since the opening of the Ongar automatic exchange last November, calls requiring an operator have been handled at Epping. There were difficulties at first, mainly because of illness among the telephonists at that exchange. I am glad to say the position has now improved.