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High Wycombe Exchange

Volume 656: debated on Tuesday 27 March 1962

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asked the Postmaster-General why the installation of the High Wycombe automatic exchange is to be postponed from 1964 to 1966.

When the previous plans had reached an advanced stage, they had to be changed to cater for a much greater increase in the pace of telephone development in the area than had been expected. This has meant a complete replanning and consequent deferment of the new exchange, which we had intended to have ready in 1964. My right hon. Friend now hopes that building will start next September. We much regret this delay, but in the meantime we will be making further enlargements of the manual exchange to the maximum extent possible.